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Ohio nursing home on federal watch list

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A suburban Cincinnati nursing home is on a federal watch list, following inspections that found problems including sexual abuse of a female patient with dementia.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that three inspections last year of the East Galbraith (GAL'-bruhth) Health Care Center in Deer Park showed twice as many deficiencies as the statewide average. The most severe was sexual abuse of a woman last year by a male patient who also had dementia.

Inspectors found that the man had learned an access code to a women's area and had sexually abused a patient. He is no longer at the facility, and the nursing home's administrator says vast improvements have been made at the home.

Nursing homes put on the Special Focus Facility list receive increased attention and inspections.


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