Neglect victim smelled of ‘rotting flesh,’ state finds, shuttering home for people with disabilities

A national corporation shuttered a Brookings group home for people with disabilities last month after state regulators found that managers repeatedly ignored caregivers’ concerns about a disabled person’s festering pressure wound, including that it smelled of “rotting flesh.”

State regulators for the Department of Human Services moved to revoke the home’s license before the company’s local affiliate, Mentor Oregon, closed the facility along the Southern Oregon coast Dec. 11.

Overarching safety concerns also prompted officials to temporarily prohibit the company from accepting new residents at any of its 28 homes across Oregon, including six in the Portland area. In more at

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