Glenn Youngkin will do anything to make a dollar, even if that means abusing the elderly. With ⅕ our state‘s nursing homes failing to meet staffing standards, voting Glenn Youngkin into office will not help improve the living conditions of our most vulnerable community members.
While Glenn was at the Carlyle Group, the company took control over HCR Manor Care, a nursing home chain with 281 facilities in 30 states. In 2011, according to the Washington Post, Carlyle finalized the transaction by extracting “$1.3 billion from the company for investors,” leaving the company with huge debts. Part of the deal included laying off hundreds of staff. According to former HCR ManorCare staff, the company was so short-staffed, patients regularly soiled themselves while waiting for staff to help them to the bathroom. In addition, patients suffered broken bones, brain hemorrhage, opioid overdose, and more. An increasing amount of health code violations occurred as well. All because Glenn Youngkin and the Carlyle Group wanted to make a buck.
“Glenn Youngkin abused someone’s loved ones to make money. Instead of investing money into high quality care for elderly residents to live out their last days in peace, Glenn Youngkin and the Carlyle Group focused solely on multiplying their own profits, cutting staff and selling off real estate to please investors,” Vanessa Clinton, Press Secretary at Progress Virginia said. “Glenn Youngkin and the Carlyle Group endangered the physical and emotional health of nursing home residents. If he could be so callous as to engage in elder abuse to make a buck, Virginians can’t trust Glenn to take care of the people and families in Virginia.”
- In 2007 Carlyle took over HCR ManorCare, a nursing home chain with 281 facilities in 30 states.
- Between 2013-2017 HCR ManorCare saw 26% increases in health code violations, compared to the national increase of 10%
- In 2017, Carlyle handed HCR ManorCare over to its landlord, Quality Care Properties. At the time HCR ManorCare owed Quality Care Properties millions in back rent.
- According to former HCR ManorCare staff, the company was so short-staffed, patients regularly soiled themselves while waiting for staff to help them to the bathroom, patients suffered broken bones, brain hemorrhage, opioid overdose, and more.
- “One woman had suffered three falls, multiple infections, dehydration and bedsores, according to the lawsuit that her family filed;”
- “Another [patient] broke his hip when aides were moving him to be weighed, but had to wait two hours before he was taken to a hospital.”
- Understaffing is worst in nursing homes with high proportions of low-income and Black residents, who are disproportionately likely to be enrolled in Medicaid.