No memory care unit for Bethesda Gardens for 2 years

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A Terre Haute assisted living center agreed to discontinue its memory care unit for the next two years in order to resolve a civil complaint filed by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Thursday, a Vigo County judge approved a consent decree between the State Department of Health and Bethesda Gardens.

The assisted living center also agreed to refrain from providing full-assist bathing, medication administration/storage and oxygen tank flow control.

It comes after the death of a memory care resident earlier this year.

State health officials visited the facility and said they found Bethesda Gardens was providing medical services that it is not licensed to perform.

The state then filed an injunction against the facility.

According to the terms of the agreement, the State will have continued oversight over Bethesda Gardens and will make unannounced visits, and the facility will be required to provide documentation to the State regarding all staff training. 

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