Published: May 5th, 2011 • Comments: 2
Texas officials have raided and shut down a Corpus Christi nursing home in order to rescue residents from what they believe was rampant physical and mental abuse.
The state conducted an emergency seizure of the license of the Affordable Quality Care Center on suspicion of nursing home abuse. While details of the latest charges that resulted in the facility being shut down last month have not been released, the facility has a history of abuse charges and has been investigating more than 20 times since 2005. It has received several citations for verbal and mental abuse as a result of the investigations.
State investigators have previously accused the owner, Nouri Griffin, of verbally and mentally abusing residents. Griffin allegedly called residents names and falsely told them that their spouses had died, state officials say.
All of the residents have been removed from the home and placed in other facilities. However, an adult day care on the same property, Adult Loving Care, continues to operate according to a KZTV-1o story.