60 seniors displaced after nursing home violations

60 seniors displaced after nursing home violations

GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Dozens of seniors have been displaced after a Georgetown nursing home is forced to close its doors.

The MeadowWood Care Center owners say they are forced to shut down because of two violations at the facility, a leak in the roof and bad carpeting.

As a result, 60 residents were displaced and over 80 employees will lose their jobs.

Seniors effected will need to find a new living situation, which the owner argues could be potentially harmful to their health, considering their age and condition.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid cut back on the care center's government funding because violations were not fixed in time, which effected 55 of the 60 residents living there.

Officials say they gave 60 days for MeadowWood to fix the problems, but changes were never made during that time frame.

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