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Nursing home employees say they are not receiving paychecks

Posted at 11:12 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 15:35:42-04

WACO, TX — A group of employees at Crestview Nursing Home say they are not getting their paychecks on time.

A current employee, who wishes to remain anonymous, told 25 News this has been going on for months, and that it is affecting her personal life.

"It affects my life because I get cut off notices and car payments are late. It affects my life a lot when it comes to medical and I have to take care of my family."

A former employee also talked with 25 News and said things are worse behind closed doors.

"I sent concerns regarding residents, resident care, infection control and things like the food but I was done there because even though I went to the administrator, the assistant administrator and the state, nobody did anything."

25 News made some calls and reached out to Crestview about the matter. They provided the following statement:

"“In response to the news story that aired last night, we would like to inform the press that the license operator, Coryell Memorial Hospital, has never stepped foot into our facility, or never heard from any of our residents, or taken any responsibility for the care and safety of our residents. Coryell, for months, has been working on getting the license changed and due to their actions, it has caused a direct impact on the cash flow to the facility. The current administrative team has taken all action necessary to ensure that the employees are paid and residents are completely taken care of. We believe that the Coryell Memorial Hospital and it’s CEO, David Byrom, are solely responsible for the current financial situation. The Crestview Team will continue to ensure that patient safety is a priority, while we work to sort this out. We sincerely apologize for any and all inconveniences that this might have caused, and we can assure the staff and the residents that we are diligently working to get this resolved soon.”

As of publication, 25 News is waiting for the Department of Family and Protective Services to respond to our inquiry about the allegations into the nursing home.