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Operator of adult home in Gig Harbor charged with unprofessional conduct for neglecting patients

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 18, 2013 at 10:40 am |
March 18, 2013 10:40 am

A woman who operated an adult home in Gig Harbor had her license revoked after the state found she was neglecting patients and providing substandard care, according to the Department of Health.

Connie Gaylord has been charged with unprofessional conduct. She operated Country Care Manor at 10610 Crescent Valley Dr. Northwest.

The state began investigating the home in November 2011. Their report says Gaylord did not hire enough staff members, failed to keep proper medication logs on patients and failed to provide patients with information on how to cite concerns about the home to the state.

Gaylord allegedly wrote a letter to the state the following month detailing how she would fix the issues. During a surprise visit last March, a state investigator found several more problems.

Among them were staff was dressing wounds of two patients with the same gloves; failed to rotate immobile patients, resulting in pressure wounds on at least four patients; failing to provide care to patients in the evening, causing six of them to yell and pound on walls to get attention; using derogatory language toward patients; and having stained carpeting.

The state revoked Gaylord’s license in September and Country Care Manor closed in October.

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