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Kipling Manor loses operating license
In less than 3 weeks, a Pensacola assisted living facility must shut its doors.
The agency for Health Care Administration ordered an emergency suspension of Kipling Manor's operation license.
An investigation into the facility found at least 6 patients were not getting the proper medication and staff falsified medical records.
Dozens of residents now must find another assisted living facility and the clock is ticking.
Some are dreading the deadline.
Robin Seyler's daughter has been a resident at Kipling Manor for almost two years. It's a safe haven for her. But now Kipling is closing for good, she's left at a standstill.
The investigation into Kipling Manor found the facility was putting its resident's health and safety at risk.
Some residents were not getting the proper medication, though paperwork said otherwise.
Despite what was uncovered, Seyler says her daughter, a mentally ill resident, has had a positive experience and was getting better.
"Although Kipling had its problems, she was the best she's ever been in the last 8 years, as a result, my life was better."
There are about 50 residents at the facility who will soon need a new place to stay.
There are not many option in this area.
The one place Seyler found in Pensacola, The agency for Health Care Administration told her she could not take her daughter there, because the facility doesn't have the proper mental health licensing.
"They're all about regulation, but they don't see the big picture, there's nowhere for the majority of these people to go."
They agency says they will make sure all residents have a place to go, but there's no guarantee they will stay in this area.
Seyler says they told her daughter she may have to move to a facility in Jacksonville.
"They have no legal right to try and send my daughter anywhere, they're not here caregivers they have no guardianship over her."
The license suspension goes into effect May 14th at 5pm.