The Island Packett reported the investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a Hilton Head nursing home is continuing, according to Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Bob Bromage. Bromage said previously a suspect in the assault has been identified as a nursing home employee. The resident at the Life Care Center of Hilton Head informed a nurse she had been assaulted overnight. The center reported the incident to the sheriff’s office and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
DHEC said in an email it received an incident report of sexual assault from Life Care on May 2, 2018, according to Adrianna Bradley, DHEC spokesperson. If you suspect someone has been treated improperly at a healthcare facility in South Carolina, complaints can be filed online, or by calling 803-545-4370, according to Bradley.