Woodlands Assisted Care Facility closes due to appalling living conditions

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The Woodlands Assisted Care Facility in Cape Coral closed at 5 p.m., Tuesday, following the discovery of the disgusting living conditions within the assisted living facility.

The state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) forced the facility to shut down operations following the discovery of bed bugs, dripping water pipes and sexual assault allegations.

The facility was described as a prison by the residents due to the deplorable condition of the building.

Beverly Ramsey, a resident of the facility, had reported to the state of being sexually assaulted while living in the facility.

Ramsey’s daughter Arista had checked her mother into the facility a year and a half ago. Arista told WINK News that her mother would wear five shirt layers and seven pairs of pants to help protect her from attacks.

“Sorry, I wanted it to be the best for her at the end, and it wasn’t. She would wear like seven shirts and five pairs of pants. I’m like, why do you wear seven pairs of pants, you silly girl? Come to find out later, that’s the only way she could protect herself,” said Arista.

Other details from the report indicate there was no hot water and broken pipes in the facility.

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Moving truck being prepped at the Woodlands Assisted Care Facility in Cape Coral. Credit: WINK

A nurse assistant has come forward and said the allegations are true.

She said that people in charge of the facility made it easy for the patients to be mistreated. She said they ignored a lot of what was going on or just simply didn’t show up.

“And this one will be the absolute worst. I’ve been doing this for 12 years. I’ve never seen anything like it ever, and I’m just happy it’s finally out and the patients are getting the care that they really truly need,” she said.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration filed the emergency suspension order on Friday to close the facility no later than Tuesday at 5 p.m., and residents have been moving out for days now.

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