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State oversight expected at assisted living center

April 4, 2019

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana assisted living center where a woman died after wandering outside on a cold night is expected to be placed under state oversight after an agreement was reached with the facility.

An earlier request filed on behalf of the State Department of Health had sought an injunction to stop Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute from providing nursing care outside the scope of an unlicensed assisted living facility.

The Tribune-Star reports, however, that an agreement filed Wednesday in court says the state will file a consent decree allowing the state to have continuing oversight of the facility.

The facility was inspected in February after 75-year-old Veronica Hoffman died Jan. 26 of apparent hypothermia after being found outside the center.

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Information from: Tribune-Star, http://www.tribstar.com