Elder Care Facility Hid Unreported Patient in Storage Closet

An elder care facility in Arlington, Tennessee, has been ordered to stop accepting new patients after employees hid an unreported resident in a storage closet, The Tennessean reports. The incident happened when police and state health inspectors were investigating a complaint about the care of an unreported patient at the Caring Estates long-term care facility on Sept. 18. An administrator for Caring Estates said that the woman “was not a resident” and would occasionally come for daytime care only. The home can continue to operate with its current residents under the oversight of a state-appointed monitor.

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