MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general’s office has reached a settlement with the operator of four residential care homes in the Rutland area over allegations it failed to properly train staff and adequately document and monitor the delivery of services. In its settlement with Our House Residential Care Homes, the state’s Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit said Wednesday the failures resulted in the abuse and neglect of residents. The state said its investigation that began in December 2020 found that Our House failed to do the following: properly supervise the administration of medication; protect residents from abuse; properly supervise and train staff and ensure that allegations of abuse were timely and properly reported. The settlement requires Our House to implement new training and compliance practices. If Our House fails to meet certain standards over the next three years, it will be required to pay $40,000 in damages and penalties.
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