Roaches found (again) in New Orleans care facility

April 13, 2017

Patients families are reporting roaches and other unsanitary conditions at Uptown Health Care Center in New Orleans, according to an article on the WDSU website.

"The floors are filthy. There are roaches everywhere. Feces and urine in the bathroom," the family member of one patient said recently. 

In January, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said, "The facility is not clean — hot and smelly, dirt and food all over."

The department also said roaches were found in several rooms. Improvements were ordered, but three months later, family members are reporting the same issues.

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