Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Celina nursing home taken over by state
Investigators found patients suffering from bed ulcers, infections and chronic pain
CELINA According to a story in the Dallas Business Journal, the Texas Attorney General said Tuesday that the state has taken temporary control of Amberwood Care Center, at 601 Ohio St. in Celina.
An investigation by the Department of Aging and Disability Services revealed unsanitary conditions and inadequate resources and staffing. A Travis County State District Court judge issued a court order last week allowing the state to temporarily oversee operations of the facility.
The court issued a temporary restraining order handing out $200,000 in emergency funds for supplies and nursing staff. Also, owner James W. Jewel is prohibited from interfering with the court-appointed trustee’s management of Amberwood or with the state’s ongoing investigation.
Investigators found patients suffering from bed ulcers, infections and chronic pain.
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