Report: Filthy adult care home littered with urine-soaked clothes

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- State inspectors say the South View Adult Care home in Puyallup had urine soaked clothing and smelled of animal waste in recent visits.

It is home to at least four men, and some are developmentally disabled.

Owner Wendy Bell is facing fines, but told the KOMO 4 Problem Solvers that the state is lying about the claims.

"A lot of it's garbage. It's little stuff," Bell said.

Last month's inspection report found problems with background checks, medication logs, Medicaid payments and big concerns over "potentially unsanitary conditions."

Bell denies those claims and said she only had to put new flooring in, but "other than that, everything was okay."

Inspectors noted a "risk for diminished quality of life and potentially unsanitary conditions" because of "animal odors and waste," pointing out wet urine stains on the carpet.

Bell denies that as well.

"I had it professional cleaned three different times," she said.

Inspectors also say they found "urine soaked clothing" in a bedroom. Again, Bell denied it and said the inspectors were lying.

She also denied that the issues raised in the reports had happened before.

Yet the Problem Solvers found state reports showing problems as early as 2009, with "animal urine and feces" concerns in 2011.

After that, the home was temporarily banned from taking new residents. Bell did let us inside but we could only take cell phone photos.

Animals were running around and Bell said she owns ten dogs. The carpet appears worn, with some stains.

Bell says she's making changes inside and out -- and says the state is simply too harsh.

"They've lost the object of what adult family homes are all about," she said.

Bell does face fines for the home. She also has been asked to update progress. Those fines amount to $200.