North Charleston assisted-living home under investigation again after another resident goes missing

A North Charleston assisted-living facility is under investigation again after another resident went missing.

Amanda Flynn, 51, was last seen Sunday afternoon leaving Cabading Homes #3 on Dorchester Road near Rivers Avenue, according to police. She was located Monday at a convenience store.

Police sent out a notice asking for help finding her. An employee of the Circle A on Spruill Avenue recognized Flynn from fliers distributed by police, said spokesman Spencor Pryor.

“She appeared to be in good condition,” Pryor said, and was returned to the home.

Another resident was found dead in a marsh April 18 after being missing for nine days while the staff thought he was in a hospital.

“As a result of yesterday’s alleged incident involving a missing person, DHEC has initiated another investigation into Cabading Homes #3,” Jim Beasley, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, said in an email Monday.

DHEC did not find any violations by the facility in the death of 63-year-old Leverne Reed, Beasley said. But inspectors did cite the facility for not caring properly for a patient’s wound, he said.

Reed was taken to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital by EMS on April 9 after a seizure and released the same day. A taxicab dropped him off outside the home. He apparently wandered off and was found dead in a marsh several miles away in the Chicora neighborhood. Staff at the home said they thought he was still in the hospital.

A team from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging visited the home on April 24 and spoke with administrators “about their protocols and the need to check the status of residents who have been sent to the hospital,” spokesman Mark Plowden said in an email Monday.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.