Former group home manager sentenced to 9 months for neglect


The former manager of a group home facility has been sentenced to nine months in jail and two years of probation following a gross misdemeanor offense involving neglect.

Mary Agsalud, 49, transported a patient from the Las Vegas Home Sweet Home assisted-living facility to an unlicensed residence in July 2011, said the Nevada office of the attorney general.

The patient was refused the use of a wheelchair at the unlicensed and unregulated residence. This left the patient completely bedridden, said the attorney general’s office.

Clark County district court judge Elizabeth Gonzalez also sentenced Agsalud to community service and $6,000 in restitution.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s investigation revealed that in addition to Agsalud’s neglect, she also provided care to facility residents to whom she was not qualified.

The MFCU investigates many cases involving seniors. Anyone with information about a possible elder abuse or neglect situation can call 702-486-3187.

Contact Annalise Porter at aporter@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0264.

 

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