Brevard assisted living facility's license in jeopardy because of patient accusations



MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned a Merritt Island assisted living facility has been ordered to close its doors Wednesday.

WFTV first exposed issues at Yan Yan Health Care in January when firefighters responded to help a fallen patient and found no staff on hand.

Channel 9's Julie Salomone then uncovered a history of state citations, including a $2,700 fine the facility received for altering records to the state.

The state has since issued a suspension on the facility's license, which went into effect at 5 p.m.

The emergency suspension order comes after the January incident. For three days, after the patient fell the agency for health care administration monitored the facility.

The attorney representing Yan Yan Health Care told Channel 9 they plan to appeal the emergency suspension order, but the state said they will decide within the next week if they will revoke the facility's license.

According to its 20-page report, during the state's visit a patient fell out of bed and the owner, along with two staff members watching, attempted to lift the resident by grasping a lame limb while the resident screamed in pain. 

The state told Channel 9 it is still reviewing all its information.