Assisted Living Community Accused of Abuse and Neglect – Ordered to Close

State health care regulators ordered Grace Manor, a Port Orange assisted living facility, to close its doors in the next two weeks for failing to properly report and document several incidents of sexual assault among patients.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued an emergency suspension order and an immediate moratorium on admissions at Grace Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care this week, instructing them to cease operations by July 26 at 5 p.m.

Families for Better Care, a Tallahassee-based advocacy group that works to improve long-term care for the elderly, stated:” It’s bad enough that people were being sexually assaulted, but it’s worse that facility neglected to do anything about it,” said Brian Lee, the organization’s executive director. “And the way (it reads) almost leads you to believe that they were covering up the incidents.”

Reports allege that there were several occasions when staff members at Grace Manor saw a male resident inappropriately touch or kiss female residents and that on two separate occasions, staff members reportedly found the man in bed with a female resident who was partially nude and calling for help.


Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 12, 2016