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Kipling Manor may close down after alleged violations
A Pensacola retirement home is at risk of being closed after receiving dozens of violations from the state.
Kipling Manor Retirement Center is a locally owned facility that specializes in Alzheimer's care.
Florida's agency for healthcare administration says Kipling Manor's numerous violations put its residents in jeopardy.
The home racked up 37-thousand dollars in fines for violations over the years .
A hearing is set to start next week and the state could ultimately revoke Kipling Manor's license to operate.
Channel Three's Kavontae Smalls continues our coverage on this investigation. He talked to people who used to call Kipling Manor home.
Since we first told you about the agency for healthcare administration cracking down on Kipling Manor Retirement Center.
A number of former residents have reached out to Channel 3 news, wanting to share their experience.
"I think it's sad"
"I can't believe they stayed open as long as they did"
Joel Crutchfield and his wife Deborah, who didn't want her face on TV, spent several months at Kipling Manor in 2011.
Deborah Crutchfield said, "It was like being in prison from the horror stories I've seen and lived in."
They have strong feelings about recent accusations of violations at Kipling Manor.
"Hallelujah. I am so glad, there were so many times I wanted to call Channel 3 news myself, during my stay there."
The agency says Kipling Manor received numerous violations over the years, putting the health, safety and security of its residents at risk.
Joel Crutchfield said, "The medication was never on time, and sometimes I never did even get my medication."
A state agency that acts as a watchdog for the residents have been slammed because of Kipling Manor.
Michael Phillips, Florida Ombudsman Program, "27 pages of just summaries of complaints over the years, they're constantly contacting us."
Randy Peters spent 8-months at Kipling Manor last year.
Like other former residents we spoke to, he had issues with medications and the upkeep of the facility.
"I had to wipe my feet off when I walked in my room to get in my bed, it was nasty."
The owner of Kipling Manor, Belie Williams told Channel 3 news he..."completely denies the accusations AHCA has made against Kipling, and that everything is under control and no patients are doing without."
The state will have a hearing to see if the alleged violations prove true. If they do, Kipling may lose its license and shut down.