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DHHS Report Details Problems At Garner Assisted-Living Facility

Posted May 12, 2004

— Not enough patient supervision is one of the many problems pointed out in a report on an Garner assisted-living facility where a resident walked away and died.

Troy Stephens wandered away from Meadows of Garner in April. His body was eventually found in a lake.

A report from the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) shows Stephens had several health issues, which required extra supervision that he did not receive.

DHHS is giving Meadows of Garner about two weeks to shape up. It also suggests all of the facility's employees be retrained.

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