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Charlotte Nursing Home Cited by State When “50-100” Live Maggots Found in Resident’s Wound

University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte was recently cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services after a resident with dementia was discovered by staff to have an open wound filled with live maggots.

Infected Wound Recorded by Staff and Sent To Grandson

Resident Bernice Mayes’s condition was so grim that concerned staff tipped it off to Justin Waddell, Mayes’s grandson, by advising that he check on his grandmother. Later, another staff member sent Waddell a video of Mayes with live maggots crawling out of an open wound in her heel. Further investigation revealed that there were “50-100” maggots in Mayes’s heel.

Resident Denied Medical Attention

The nursing home did not take Mayes to a hospital for her condition. Instead, the nursing home’s director of nursing called in the assistant director of nursing to clean the wound on-site. Shocked and horrified by the nursing home’s mistreatment of his ailing grandmother, Waddell had Mayes taken to a nearby hospital and then removed from the nursing home’s care. The facility was subsequently cited, and an investigation showed that state inspectors cited the facility for 21 health violations in the past decade. 

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