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Woman sentenced for fraud of senior group home
by Tribune Staff
Apr 10, 2012 | 1059 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Janice Burch
Janice Burch

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Tuesday that Janice Burch, 42, the owner and administrator of Skyview II, a Las Vegas residential facility group home, has been sentenced for three gross misdemeanor offenses for neglect of duty in willful disregard of safety of persons.

“The health and security of our older citizens obliges us to prosecute those who willfully mismanage their welfare,” Masto said.  “Pursuit of these cases promotes safe and secure living environments for our vulnerable citizens who depend on the care of others.” 

Skyview Group Home II is a residential facility that housed elderly and disabled persons.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) responded to a caregiver’s complaints that she had been instructed, by Burch, to forge daily medication documentation, as if the residents were appropriately receiving their medications when in fact they had not.

The case was investigated by Abuse/Neglect personnel of LVMPD, the Aging and Disabilities Service Division, the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance and the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU).  Their investigation further revealed faulty operational documentation and inadequate toileting facilities. The Skyview residents were removed from the home and transferred to other facilities.

In conjunction with receiving credit for time served, Burch was also required to perform 120 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.  Burch is further prohibited from ownership, employment or having any connection with medical facilities, group homes or provision of personal care services. 

To report suspicions regarding any of these concerns, call 684-1191.
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