Need for Oversight

The failure of oversight and enforcement since the COVID pandemic has increased abuse and neglect. The Iowa Capital reported a backlog of investigations while vulnerable adults continue to get neglected and abused.

Just recently, a EMS warned a family about a Facility after the 74-year-old died at the hospital after being found unconscious at Signature Healthcare on Primacy Parkway, where he was a resident for just two weeks.

“He was completely emaciated,” niece Bethany said. “I ran my fingers through his hair; his hair was dirty, his skin was peeling. I just could not believe this was the uncle I knew.”

Memphis police are investigating but it is too late for that family.