Oklahoma nursing home fined $1.3M over alleged failure to stop sex offender

Oklahoman Published: April 11, 2013
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ENID, Okla. (AP) — An Enid nursing home is being fined $1.3 million for what the Oklahoma State Department of Health said is a failure to stop a registered sex offender at the home from inappropriately touching other patients.

The Enid News & Eagle reported that the department notified Kenwood Manor of the fine and other sanctions on April 1 following a March 8 inspection.

“The patient has a history of being in Kenwood Manor Nursing Home for quite some time,” according to the report. “(He) has been showing increasing sexual inappropriateness,” the report stated. “It was reported that he is targeting residents that are either paraplegic or blind. These problems have progressively worsened.”

Terry Reynolds, Kenwood Manor registered nurse supervisor, issued a statement on behalf of the home.

“At Kenwood Manor the comfort, care and well-being of our residents is always our first priority, and in accordance with the applicable state and federal law, we do not discuss specific patients and other matters of facility operation in a public forum. Our staff members continue their dedication to provide the best possible care to our residents.”