The Des Moines Register reports that the administrator of a nursing home in rural Iowa faces state sanctions from the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators for failing to take appropriate steps to prevent a resident at the facility from sexually assaulting fellow residents. Over the course of several months in 2008, a resident of the facility was accused by several other residents of sexual assault, mostly apparently in the form of inappropriate touching. The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators believes that Mr. Worcester, whose father owns the facility, did not do enough, after the first report, to prevent subsequent incidents. In the years since these incidents, the facility has been cited by the state for various violations including unsanitary conditions, quality of care, and improper use of physical restraints.
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