COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- Police in Collegedale have arrested the owners of an assisted living center after investigating reports of patient abuse and neglect.
David and Agnes Machoka and the lone employee of Moraa's Assisted Living Home for Seniors, Margaret Adhiambo face two counts of physical abuse gross negligence and six counts of willful abuse, neglect or exploitation prohibited.
Authorities said Adhiambo was not licensed to administer medication and was often the only person on duty to care for the eight patients living at the center.
Police began investigating after some of the center's residents went to a hospital and had signs of abuse and neglect.
Collegedale Police Cpl. Melvin Taylor said all patients have been placed in other care facilities
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