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Washington Nursing Home Loses License Over Abuse

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A six-bed nursing home in Yakima, Washington has lost its license to operate following allegations of abuse from a resident. The nursing home abuse happened at Carol’s Country Touch group home. State investigators charged the operator Carol Winters with physical and mental abuse of the residents.

According to the state, Winters would raise her voice when residents weren’t eating fast enough and belittle them with cursing and yelling.

One employee said Winters grabbed a resident walking slowly into the home after returning from the eye doctor. She was wearing sunglasses because her pupils had been dilated.

According to the employee, Winters said to the woman: “Come on, woman, you act like you’re dying.”

The nursing home has since been shut down and all of the residents were moved to different homes. Around one or two homes in the area are shut down every year. The operator of the nursing home had no comment.

If you would like to learn more about nursing home abuse, please visit InjuryBoard’s Nursing Home Abuse information page.