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Sunrise's Quadrangle License Restored

May 31, 2011
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Sunrise Senior Living announced last week that it has entered into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to have its Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community in Haverford, Penn., license to operate reinstated. Details of the agreement have not been released.

The Quadrangle’s license was revoked on April 29 during an investigation of the facility when a hidden camera recorded three former employees allegedly abusing a 78-year-old female resident with dementia.

“The Quadrangle is an elegant, welcoming community and Sunrise has and will always have a culture dedicated to championing the quality of life for all of our residents,” said Sunrise CEO Mark Ordan, who travelled to The Quadrangle last month when reports of the abuse surfaced. “We are pleased that the DPW reached this decision so quickly.”

State Rep. Greg Vitali, whose district includes The Quadrangle, was also quoted in the Sunrise statement. “This clearly is the best possible solution for all involved, especially the vibrant seniors living at The Quadrangle, who reached out to me directly to express their loyalty and commitment to their home,” Vitali said.

Family members of the elderly woman announced earlier in May that they plan to file a civil lawsuit on behalf of the victim and every resident of the facility.

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It's sickening to hear that their are people out there who would abuse a vulnerable elderly person. On the other hand, I'm happy that they will get their license back, as I know there are many people out there who really love working in this type of community. These abusers are the ones who perpetuate a sense of worry for their families and love ones. Many of us love our residents like family!

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