Idaho Caregiver's License Revoked Following Sexual Incident at Assisted Living Facility

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Idaho's Board of Examiners of Residential Care Facility Administrators has revoked the right of a Gem State woman to renew her license to manage an assisted-living facility.

This morning's Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Candy Pentland was fined $1,000, ordered to pay investigative costs of $1,525, and told she couldn't renew her license following an investigation into Sylvan House in the city of Hayden.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare determined that Pentland had failed to immediately report an allegation of abuse and failed to implement a plan to prevent further abuse. The Health and Welfare probe triggered a separate investigation from the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses, which concluded Pentland did not adequately respond to an incident.

According to the report, an elderly male resident had put his hand up the shirt of a 95-year-old female resident, who was suffering from macular degeneration and vascular dementia. The incident was witnessed by a caregiver at the facility.

Pentland resigned after the incident and waived her right to a hearing, admitting to the allegation.

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