Lieb's examination of state records indicate facilities owned by Guest House owner Robert Dupont have had a long history of violations, including some dealing with fire safety:
The records, obtained by The Associated Press, show that facilities owned by Robert and LaVerne DuPont were cited for broken fire alarm systems and exit signs, missing emergency call systems for some residents and failure to conduct a fire inspection.
The horror stories continue:
At the Anderson Guest House, an inspection report said at least one apparent suicide attempt by a resident had not been reported to doctors. Inspectors also found cases of abuse at the facilities. An inspection report said an employee at the Anderson home was fired last year after leaving work to buy alcohol, returning to drink it with some residents and then getting into a fight with them.Inspectors also found cases of resident-on-resident abuse, urine stored in a refrigerator and an apparent suicide not reported to doctors. An employee in Joplin, who had served prison time for a burglary and theft, hit a group home resident and was accused of sexually assaulting three others.
Naturally, Laverne Dupont has an explanation:
"Our facilities are nice for what we get paid to do."
That is a scary statement.