Assisted Living Facility Supervisor Arrested for Neglect of a 98-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Resident
TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office today arrested a former assisted living facility resident aide shift supervisor for neglect of a resident. Pamela Grice, employed by Magnolia House to provide assistance to residents of the senior living facility, failed to report the fall of a 98-year-old, wheelchair-bound dementia resident, resulting in excruciating injuries.
Acting on a referral by Adult Protective Services, a division of the Department of Children and Family Services, MFCU investigators discovered that on Aug. 24, 2019, Grice failed to report the fall of a disabled adult. The investigation revealed that nurses from Big Bend Hospice returned to Magnolia House after the weekend to discover a 98-year-old bedridden dementia patient in excruciating pain and severe bruising on the left leg. When BBH nurses inquired to Magnolia House staff about what caused the injury, no incident reports were made. An X-ray determined the resident suffered a broken hip, with multiple medical opinions concluding the resulting injury could have only been sustained from a fall. Given the resident’s inability to walk, the only cause for the fall was being dropped by an employee.