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Family accuses Warren nursing home of neglect, leaving woman with pneumonia and bed sores

Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 01:19:40-04

WARREN (WXYZ) — The family of a young woman is speaking out after they say she was mistreated inside a nursing home leaving her with pneumonia and body sores.

The family says 29-year-old Ebony Butler was treated poorly for several months, even neglecting her well-being, leaving her on a ventilator and fighting for her life.

“She had to leave the hospital on life support, back to the hands of them who put her on a life support,” said Ebony Butler’s aunt Renee Butler.

The family says they want answers after they say Ebony was given poor care and terribly neglected.

“I’m trying to get her rehabilitated so she can come home and take care of her three children and be the productive person that she was,” said Ebony’s mother Chavette Butler.

The family says since February, Ebony has been mistreated, saying she suffered pneumonia, sores and is now on a ventilator after suffering an extreme asthma attack.

“Bed sores from her ear all the way down to her feet," Renee said. "It was so sad. It was so bad that the doctors at the hospital said that they wanted us to find another nursing home."

The family says Ebony was rushed to the hospital on two occasions, but was returned to Autumn Woods because no other place would take her. The family hopes she regains her strength and gets better so she can return home.

“We’re going to take care of her ourselves, but she has to be off the ventilator in order to do so,” Renee said.

Autumn Woods Health Care Facility sent 7 Action News a statement saying in part, “We maintain meticulous notes regarding residents’ care plans, changes in their condition, communication with responsible parties and more. As with all of our residents, she is like family to us and we continue to provide her with the quality care she deserves.”

“I just want my daughter to be taken care of the way that she should be,” Chavette said.

A peaceful protest is planned for Friday at 3 p.m. Organizers says more than 40 people are planning on attending.