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Nursing Home Being Shut Down for Series of Safety Issues

Updated: Friday, August 15 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
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GAHANNA (Ben Garbarek) -- Dozens of people living in a nursing home in Gahanna are being forced out after a series of safety issues.

The Bon-Ing Care and Rehab Center on James Road will be losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding because of 16 violations state officials said were not corrected.

"There were a number of altercations between residents where residents were harmed, kicked by other residents, hit in the head by other residents," said Beverley Laubert with the Ohio Department of Aging.

Laubert said there was another incident of a worker pinning a resident against the wall.

The Department of Aging said it did an inspection in March, but Bon-Ing has not corrected the violations spelled out during that survey. "They really haven't offered a reason (for not correcting it's violations)," she said. "That's really part of the problem. They're not really able to accurately identify what's going wrong so they can correct it."

The 37 people living at the facility will be relocated over the next thirty days.

No one answered the door when our crew went to the nursing home for comment.

If you ever have a complaint about a nursing home, you can contact the Ohio Health Department or an ombudsman with the Department of Aging. Nursing Home Being Shut Down for Series of Safety Issues
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