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Owner of assisted living home charged with neglect - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather
"NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The owner of Fair Havens Manor, an assisted living facility in North Charleston, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with neglect.
According to incident reports, the North Charleston Police Department was contacted by the South Carolina Long Term Care Ombudsman office.
The ombudsman office gave detailed reports and statements taken by their staff and told of one victim who was in such poor health that he had to be hospitalized immediately.
The report states that the victim was severely dehydrated and suffering from malnutrition along with having a 'subdural hematoma' on the back of his head that may need surgery."
"Every time I come here, the place is nasty. It's smelly and it shouldn't be that way," said Jackie Johnson who's brother lives at the facility. "It's not a good environment but this is the closest place we could find for him. Everybody there is sitting around in their little crampy room."
Thursday was not Magwood's first encounter with local law enforcement officers. In 2004, she was accused of beating and robbing a 65-year-old resident at a home she operated."