Photos Taken Inside Kemper Home

Authorities in Kemper County Wednesday released photos taken inside a personal care home that's under investigation.

The photos show locks and chains on two refrigerators. Residents claimed they were given only one meal a day.

Small beds for the residents were lined on the floor, while the owner of the house slept in a large bed.

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office has given the owner ten days to reduce the number of residents from eight to three, and has created a long list of other upgrades that will be required if the home continues to house these residents.

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  • by Jennifer Location: Quitman on Sep 25, 2009 at 09:03 AM
    No, the question is, who would let their loved ones stay in a place like this? Who would have chosen this place in the first place?
  • by STacy Location: Bailey on Sep 25, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    Now that shouldnt haven't and the person who does this should not be in this field of work! that makes my heart just tear up over something like that !
  • by carmen Location: meridian on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:50 PM
    What happen to the yearly survey of the Dept. of Health ? This is precisely the reason why the facility are inspected yearly to see to it that they are following the state and federal regulations. The DOH is accountable too , if they are doing their job , the residents quality of life and care is protected .
  • by Loretta Location: Kemper on Sep 24, 2009 at 03:40 PM
    It they move these ppls..then old boy wouldnt be able to pay for that big nice truck he have sitting in his drive way
  • by Liz Location: AL on Sep 24, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Surely a facility such as this should be licensed thru the state; why did some state official not make smonthly or annual visits to this place?
  • by Concerned Location: Meridian on Sep 24, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    It is sad that these residents have had to tolerate this kind of abuse for a year while the owner is investigated. Anyone who would treat the elderly this way definitely should not be allowed to stay open.
  • by catwoman Location: Meridian on Sep 24, 2009 at 08:03 AM
    I agree with Happy Trails. The key to good care in any nursing home is family involvement. My grandmother was in a nursing facility the last two years of her life. It was a good place but, nevertheless, people ran it and all people are not good. Fortunately, she was of sound mind and was able to tell me if anything was not right, and as with Happy Trails, the place never knew when or what time of the day I would come by. It was close to my work and on the way from and to work. Unfortunately, there are so many old folks in such places that either do not have any living relatives or the ones they have don't care enough to visit. Friends are generally long gone or unable to visit. Gone are the days where we as a people took care of those that came before. It is, indeed, a sad commentary on our society as a whole.
  • by Old Guy Location: Meridian on Sep 24, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    Just another example of your tax dollars at "work". I'm sure these people were at least partially supported by government money. Move all these people to a place they will be cared for, shut him down, sue him for reimbursment of payments and damages.
  • by JO on Sep 24, 2009 at 05:52 AM
  • by ED Location: MERIDIAN on Sep 24, 2009 at 04:39 AM
    this doesnt shock me... but thisis what happens when you have Gov. medical paying the bills.for one thing say it cost 100 a day to care for someone one well state /fed gov. comes in says you will have the money but will pay only 40 a day... welcome to a sneak peek ate gov. control health care... so who takes care of them nursing home slum lords.. my question is what took so long next were was the kids in all this not saying a word.... and yes i do know how the system works as my parents ran one years ago...
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