DHEC inspecting Eutawville assisted living facility after complaint

Published: Apr. 29, 2019 at 8:37 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating Phaire’s Care assisted living facility in Orangeburg County after receiving a complaint last weekend.

A spokesperson from DHEC said he cannot confirm any additional details about the inspection until it is complete.

However, a woman said her sister lives in the facility and claims she went missing on Saturday.

The woman said she filed a complaint with DHEC after that incident.

DHEC has found several problems with Phaire’s Care in the past, including medical policy violations.

DHEC records from an inspection in January show the department recorded problems like facility staff not administering medication correctly, not keeping patient records on hand and not feeding residents properly.

In February, a man living at Phaire’s care went missing from the center and was found later that day.

Officials from DHEC also announced in February they were taking “enforcement action” against Phaire’s Care following a history of non-compliance.

Despite several attempts via telephone and in-person, officials from Phaire’s Care have not responded to DHEC’s inspection.

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