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The Washington Post listed out wrongful deaths at assisted living facilities for letting residents wander away from the facility without supervision or assistance. The Washington Post found at least 98 seniors with cognitive issues died after walking away from an assisted-living facility or being left outside unattended.

Ten states did not provide any records and do not make inspection or incident reports available online.

South Carolina

South Carolina does not make reports available online and provided public records only on facilities where The Post first learned of deaths from media reports.

Palmettos of Bluffton (Okatie)

September 2022

Jack Tribble, 79, was found dead in a swampy area near the facility two weeks after disappearing.

Carolina Gardens at Rock Hill (Rock Hill)

January 2022

Joyce Salts, 80, wandered outside in the cold overnight.


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