Owosso caregiver accused of vulnerable adult abuse at foster care home

Diane Lott
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OWOSSO (WJRT) - (5/16/19) - State investigators say an Owosso woman who runs an adult foster care home in Owosso is facing abuse charges for not properly taking care of her elderly residents.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed charges against 58-year-old Diane Kay Lott, accusing her of failing to properly care for her ten residents, putting their health and safety at risk.

After receiving a complaint, prosecutors say investigators made an unannounced visit at the home. They say none of the three part-time employees had CPR or first aid certification.

According to the Attorney General's Office, the facility’s medication provider certificate was also expired.

The people living at the home were relocated.

Prosecutors say Lott is charged with 10 counts of fourth-degree vulnerable adult abuse. She was released on $5,000 bond after arraignment and is due back in court May 21.

She faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.