The Gaston Gazette reported that Heritage Oaks in Gastonia is not allowed to admit new residents to the adult home after a 135 page report pointing out conditions that were “detrimental to the health and safety” came to light.

The state Department of Health and Human Services went to the adult assisted-living center to do a compliance check in March after receiving six complaints. Their findings were published in the 135-page report, and the department sent a letter on May 25 barring the home from accepting any new residents.

 Violations in the report include black substances found at baseboards in the building, a lack of bath towels causing residents to not shower as frequently as they should be, faculty not documenting blood sugar levels correctly and some residents not receiving the medications they were supposed to.

Cobey Culton, a press assistant with the Department of Health and Human Services, said the department received six complaints between December of last year and this past March, when former Heritage Oaks maintenance worker Richard Bosquez III had his mother call and complain.

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