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Investigation finds serious sanitary issues at Pa. nursing homes

February 22, 2016

An investigation of Golden Living nursing homes in central Pennsylvania uncovered sanitary issues including live maggots found in a resident’s feeding tube, according to an article on the ABC27 website.

Health inspections also reported strong odors of urine in the hallway, up to 60 insects found in the kitchen area and a “feces-like brown substance” on shower stall floors.

The investigation also reported menus were not meeting the nutritional needs of residents, the facility “did not store, prepare, distribute and serve food under sanitary conditions,” and “failed to establish and maintain an effective infection control program.”

According to a statement by Golden Living communications director Michelle Metzger: “We self-reported several of the issues you have noted, including the patient who has a feeding tube. This patient wanted to enjoy iced tea on our porch outside on a hot day, and when she was brought back in the building, we saw the insect and not only cleared the feeding tube but also self-reported the incident to the Department of Health.”

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