Sun Prairie police and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are investigating new allegations of nursing home abuse at Faith Gardens Memory Care in Sun Prairie, according to a Madison News 3 report.
The allegations were reported to police on Monday, the report says. No details about the nature of the complaint were yet available. Sun Prairie is less than 20 miles northeast of Madison.
Last December, an 84-year-old Faith Gardens resident was found dead outside the facility. An investigation determined hypothermia was likely in her death. The News 3 report notes that the resident’s family intends to file a lawsuit against Faith Gardens for wrongful death. The family is being represented by Madison nursing home abuse attorney Matthew Boller of Boller & Vaughan.
In February, Faith Gardens was fined more than $4,000 by the DHS and ordered to not admit new residents. The DHS stated the organization failed to provide necessary supervision and ensure that residents received proper care.
Later in February, the DHS found that issues were corrected and again allowed Faith Gardens to admit new residents. An affiliate of Faith Gardens, Faith Living Center, had also been cited for violations.
If you suspect a loved one is a victim of neglect or abuse in a Wisconsin nursing home, please call Boller & Vaughan today at 608-268-0268 or contact us online for your free, confidential consultation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in nursing home abuse cases, and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of our vulnerable elderly citizens.