According to Louisville’s Business First, American Senior Communities, a nursing home operator with more than 100 facilities, fired its CEO three days after the FBI raided his home and the corporation’s offices. In contradicting statements the company now says the investigation has nothing to do with its facilities, but said in a statement on the day of the raid the FBI was conducting a “cost review.” The company currently has plans to build a nursing home of more than 100,000 square feet in Louisville, Kentucky.
ASC is not without a history of fraud. In 2010, the company reportedly paid the federal government a fine of some $376,000 as the result of its hiring practices. According to the Indianapolis Star, the company was accused of hiring staff members who where ineligible to care for seniors under federal law because of criminal convictions or loss of their professional licenses.
Our seniors deserve better. We will be anxiously watching the developments at American Senior Communities.