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Records: Few abuse calls to Boynton Beach assisted living facility leading up to ‘duct taping' case

Police say a third arrest is still pending
Posted: 8:03 PM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 20:03:45-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - In the last three years, there have been over 500 visits from emergency responders Regal Park Assisted Living Facility, the same facility where two caretakers were arrested last week for alleged duct taping a patient with dementia to a chair. 

While the majority of those were for things like medical assistance, there were a few calls for elder abuse.

Contact 5 found ten calls in three years to report claims of elder abuse at Regal Park Assisted Living Facility, but of those ten cases, not all were an accusation against staff. 

Most of the abuse cases we accused a family member, but most of those claims were unsubstantiated. 

Contact 5 did find one case at Regal Park in February claiming elder abuse in relation to a recent death. According to the report, a “caller wanted to report elder abuse on her mother” who has since died.

Police records show there was a delay in response time, so the caller decided to close the case and report the information later. Contact 5 could not find another paper trail of that death investigation call.

Boynton Beach police say there could be a third arrest coming in the duct-taping case. Regal Park is cooperating with that investigation, but today they were unavailable to talk about our findings.