Agreement reached in Bethesda Gardens case

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The Indiana State Health Department has reached an agreement with Bethesda Gardens, and is asking the Court to cancel a status conference scheduled for Friday.

According to court documents filed Wednesday by the health department, they have entered into a consent decree with the assisted living center, and the matter “does not require further litigation.” 

Earlier this year, 75-year-old Veronica Hoffman, a resident with dementia and Alzheimer’s, was found outside in the cold and later died at the hospital prompting an investigation.

In February, the State Department of Health filed an injunction against Bethesda Gardens to prevent the company from operating an unlicensed facility. Bethesda responded by discontinuing its memory care unit. 

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