About 2 weeks ago, we wrote about an incident that occurred at Quadrangle Sunrise Senior Living Center in Haverford, PA, where three workers were arrested for alledgedly abusing a dementia patient. This weekend, Philly.com reported that the state of Pennsylvania has revoked the nursing care facility’s license.
According to a report from the Department of Public Welfare, they found “gross incompetence, negligence, and misconduct on the part of officials” with the facility and its parent company, Sunrise Senior Living of McLean, VA.
According to the article, the allegations against three of the Quadrangle workers include taunting and physically abusing a 78-year-old dementia patient and blocking her door when she tried to escape. The patient’s family told Quadrangle administrators that they thought their family member was being abused. When their concerns went unanswered, they installed a hidden camera in her room, catching the abuse on tape, and turned the tape over to the Haverford police.
In the article, a statement from the family’s attorney said that they are “grateful that the Department of Public Welfare, which protects our most vulnerable citizens, has revoked the license of the Quadrangle.” The Quadrangle has filed an appeal and may continue to operate during the appeal process. However, day-to-day operations will be closely supervised until the appeal is resolved.
Sunrise Senior Living has 18 facilities in Pennsylvania, including one in Bucks County, three each in Chester and Delaware Counties, and five in Montgomery County.