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Report: State closes home that cared for dementia patients

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM


A report said a state agency quickly closed a home that cared for people with dementia because the patients lived in squalor, including urine and faeces on clothing.

The Sun Journal of New Bern reported that officials with Courtyards at Berne Village Memory Care said they plan management changes, improvements to the property and a heightened level of training and attention to patient needs.

The report from the NC Department of Health and Human Services said urine and faeces also were found on linens and furniture.

The report said one resident fell up to 32 times over three months, resulting in a terminal diagnosis by a physician.

Families were notified late on March 20 that they had to find new care for the patients immediately.