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.