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MEMPHIS, TN- 8/27/14 SURVEY: MALE RESIDENT ALLEGES RAPE BY MALE CNA; WAITED 3 DAYS TO BE EXAMINED

SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE AT ST PETER VILLA

LOCATED: 141 NORTH MCLEAN, MEMPHIS, TN 38104

PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey as published by TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. The full report/survey can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: On 11/20/14 Federal Re-certification Follow Up shows the correction was completed on 9/25/2014. The full report can be found here:

During an interview in Resident #130’s room on 8/14/14 at 2:10 PM, Resident #130 was asked whether anyone had ever mistreated him here at the facility. Resident #130 stated that once a homosexual man had spoken inappropriately to him. The interview was postponed due to Resident #130’s roommate being present in the room. Later on 8/14/14 at 3: 5 PM, Resident #130 was asked for more information regarding the mistreatment he had spoken of earlier. Resident #130 staled, “He [CNA #34] tried to have sexual intercourse, tried to penetrate, the girl [CNA #33] that washed me and cleaned me up asked me why I had all this grease on me.” Resident #130 stated he had told her [CNA#33] what happened and she told the nurse [#21]. Resident #130 was asked whether he had been taken to the doctor when the incident occurred. Resident #130 stated he had not.

During an interview on the conference room on 8/14/14 at 3:00 PM, the DON was asked what should happen if a resident reports rape or sexual abuse. The DON stated. “Staff should tell me immediately, interview the resident for details, body audit of the resident.” The DON was asked what type of exam was performed and how soon was it done after the alleged rape was reported. The DON stated, “A body audit, remove the clothes, look at the area, look at the anal area if they say they were penetrated. Physician and families are notified, suspend the alleged perpetrator if identified, try to get them done immediately.” The DON was asked whether the resident should be sent to the emergency room (ER) for a rape kit after an instance where there was possible physical evidence, such as jelly-like substance found on the resident’s buttocks. The DON stated, “Yes, then we could send them to the ER.” Resident #130 was not examined immediately nor was he sent to the ER for a rape kit. During an interview in the conference room on 8/14/14 at 6:05 PM, the DON was asked why the exam on Resident #130 was not performed until 3 days after the alleged incident. The DON stated the incident “Was not reported to us [administrative staff] until later [2/17/14].” The DON was asked whether the police had been notified. The DON stated, “No.” The DON was asked whether a physician had examined Resident #130 after the incident occurred. The DON stated, “I don’t know.”

During a telephone interview on 8118/14 at 2:56 PM, CNA#33 was asked what she recalled of the alleged rape of Resident #130 on the night of 2/14/14. CNA#33 stated she had gone in to talk to Resident #130 at the beginning of her shift on 2/15/14, like she normally does. He told her that he thought he had been raped. CNA #33 stated she had told the nurse on duty (Nurse #21) and the nurse supervisor (Nurse 22). CNA#33 stated. “They [Nurse #21 an Nurse #22] did not tell me anything. I waited a couple of hours, and then I went and cleaned him [Resident #130] up. There was a jelly-like substance on him that was clear.” CNA #33 was asked whether the police were called. CNA #33 state she did not know. CNA#33 was asked whether Resident #130 had been taken to the hospital for an exam after the alleged incident. CNA #33 stated, “Not that I know of.”

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One Response to “MEMPHIS, TN- 8/27/14 SURVEY: MALE RESIDENT ALLEGES RAPE BY MALE CNA; WAITED 3 DAYS TO BE EXAMINED”

  1. Ann says:

    Wow! This article is so scary to me. We’ve just put my brother into a Nursing Facility. He’s unable to speak and have some paralyzes. However, we are there on a daily basis. The staff is aware of our presence. We’re not there all night and anything can happen! Certainly going to be more attentive, especially in the morning. This is our first time having to deal with a situation like this and it’s definitely been a learning experience. Again, THANKS for the article.

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