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Daughter disgusted with assisted living facility's 'terrible conditions'

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(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South woman was disgusted when she saw how her mother was living at an assisted living facility in Union County. She brought her complaints straight to the Action News 5 Investigators.

Now that her mother is no longer living at the facility, she wants the state to take a hard look at what is going on at the Sunshine Inn in Myrtle, Mississippi.

"On my first visit, I was so stunned," said Linda Beaty.

For almost one year, Beaty's mother was living in what she describes as "terrible conditions."

"There was no smoke detector. She had a Gain detergent bucket for a trash can," explained Beaty. "There was no toilet tissue holder in the bathroom. They would pick up the toilet paper off of the floor."

The Sunshine Inn has not commented on the allegations.

"After I complained, it went from bad to worse," said Beaty. "They moved her into another room with a bathroom in the hall that she shared with other women."

Beaty said there was no door to the bathroom and only a shower curtain provided privacy from the hallway.

"There was no dignity to any of those people," she said. "My mother deserved better than that, all of those people that are there deserve better."

In some of the photos provided by Beaty to Action News 5, there appeared to be mold growth. Those pictures have been turned over to the state.

The Union County ombudsman said she investigates any complaint and hands the findings over to the State Board of Health. Nobody from the state could confirm or deny an ongoing investigation.

To see more photos taken by Linda Beaty inside the facility, click here: www.wmctv.com/slideshow?widgetid=97183&clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

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