Placing your loved one in a nursing home is one of the hardest decisions you ever make. Moving your elderly mom or dad into a facility may be what’s best for them. But that doesn’t make it any easier on your family. Just ask Candace Johnson of South Carolina. SC nursing home facing additional lawsuits and violations.
Johnson was living with her family in New Jersey when she noticed her mother’s dementia was getting worse. She decided to move her family and her 83-year old mother to South Carolina. She said that SC was known for being a big advocate of the elderly. She also figured the milder weather would be better on her mother’s health.
She moved her mother into Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center for two months this summer. She said that, while in there, she had to file multiple in-house grievances. She said her family would visit at least every other day. They would find her mother sitting in her own urine. They also noticed her mom’s health was declining with each passing week.
When Johnson saw a news story about 2 new lawsuits that had been filed against Oakbrook, she decided to move her mom out of the home. She said she couldn’t take the risk that her mom would be subject to the same treatment alleged in the lawsuits.
Oakbrook has two lawsuits pending. One was for a patient who died as a result of a medication overdose. Another suit is for reckless care and neglect. Reports show that the lawsuit is facing other lawsuits and settled at least 3 this year.