WICHITA, Kan. (AP) More than a dozen sex offenders are living in Kansas nursing homes, and there is no mechanism to alert the facilities of their presence.
The Wichita Eagle reported that some state officials are wondering if it’s time to regulate who is allowed to live in those homes or at least provide some protections.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation registry shows that 19 of the 5,868 people on the registry last week listed a nursing home as their residence. They have been convicted of crimes ranging from indecent exposure to rape.
Wes Bledsoe of Oklahoma City runs a long-term care advocacy group. He says said he thinks nursing home residents and their families have the right to know if an offender is living in their building.