Video: Relatives get answers at Kris-Leigh


11 NEWS I-TEAM DEBORAH WEINER JOINS US LIVE FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH DETAILS DEBORAH: TWO INDIVIDUALS TOLD US THEY LEARNED ABOUT THE MEDICAID FRAUD LAWSUIT FROM MEDIA REPORTS, INCLUDING THE I-TEAMS. SO, TONIGHT’S MEETING WITH KRIS LEIGH’S OWNER WAS THEIR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON. THE LAWSUIT ALLEGED CARE SO GROSSLY SUBSTANDARD THAT IS WAS DEEMED WORTHLESS AT THE AS YOU CAN SEE, VERY ATTRACTIVE WATERFRONT FACILITY OFF OF RITCHIE HIGHWAY. THE SUIT CITED PROBLEMS WITH BED BUGS, BLACK MOLD AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT. AS WELL AS SAFETY ISSUES. BUT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE TOLD ME TONIGHT THAT THEIR LOVED ONES ARE VERY HAPPY THERE. THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE STAFF AND BETTER COMMUNICATION. THEY LEARNED TONIGHT, THE OWNER, WHO LIVES IN FLORIDA, WILL BE SPENDING MUCH MORE TIME AT KRIS LEIGH.>>HE IS GOING TO BE HERE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT THIS FACILITY, WATCHING OVER IT AND ABIDING MORE MANAGEMEN AND I THINK, MORE OF AN IRON FIST DEALING WITH THE LEGAL ISSUES.>>THE COURT CASE HAS BROUGHT UP SOME ANIMOSITY. THINGS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRUE. THEY ARE WORKING ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FRONTS. DEBORAH: ONE OF THOSE FRONTS HAS TO DEAL WITH THE FUTURE OF 12 MEDICAID PATIENTS. UNLESS A JUDGE ISSUES A STAY NEXT WEEK, THEY WILL BE MOVED TO OTHER FACILITIES. ONE OF THOSE RESIDENTS IS AN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN AT KRIS LEIGH FIVE YEARS FAMILY MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO RE-CONVENE IN A MONTH’S TIME FOR AN UPDATE ON THE LAWSUIT, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE QUALITY OF CARE.

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