Nursing Home Employees Arrested for Poor Fire Prevention

Every employee in your facility has the potential to be arrested for poor performance on the job. Most of us are familiar with Attorney General investigations, which are usually extensions of State Investigations for abuse or misappropriation. The Attorney General's intent is to investigate criminal intent above and beyond regulatory requirements. This week in northwestern Indiana two nursing home employees at Glenwood Health and Rehab were arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment for failure to report a fire.

A laundry worker identified the small dryer fire before it set of facility alarms. Their response was to extinguish the fire with a small extinguisher provided by the facility, notify the Maintenance Employee on duty and leave. Maintenance, in turn, did not report the fire to anyone else.

Police arrested both employees at their homes. A December 29th trial is pending.

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