Friday, January 25, 2008

Assisted Living Facility Found To Be At Fault For Rape

From the Miami Herald:

A West Kendall assisted-living facility failed to prevent the rape of a 71-year-old Alzheimer's patient by a fellow resident with a history of bad behavior, a state investigation has found.

In a report obtained by The Miami Herald, state investigators faulted the Munné Center for not protecting ''vulnerable'' residents from Darryl McGee, who was ``allowed to come and go freely while intoxicated and exhibiting aggressive behavior toward others.''

This ruling by the state of Florida is important since it may cause administrators to ensure they have methods in place to protect patients from other patients and from staff. The responsibility for patient safety shouldn't be considered a personal matter that falls only on the shoulders of victims and the violent.

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