TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The top official at the Kansas Department on Aging says an allegation of abuse against a Wichita nursing home could not be substantiated.
Aging Secretary Shawn Sullivan confirmed Tuesday that an investigation by his agency of the Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation home found no wrongdoing.
He declined to give more details, citing patient privacy.
The investigation began after doctors reported two weeks ago that they found open sores and maggots on a resident’s feet when he was brought to a hospital with chest pains. Police said the 67-year-old man told them he was being mistreated at the home.
Sullivan told The Associated Press the allegation of abuse was “found to be unsubstantiated.”