Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is encouraging people who have resided in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans or who may have witnessed patient mistreatment, to come forward with information that could help the ongoing investigation into the treatment of patients in the facility.

Today, Schuette confirmed that the Health Care Fraud Division has been conducting an investigation into allegations of improper care at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans since February 23, 2016. This followed the February 18, 2016 report that indicated the facility was allegedly not properly taking care of the veterans residing in the home.

The Department of Attorney General does not always confirm that investigations are ongoing, but this investigation has been made public in order to encourage people to come forward with any information they may have. Mistreatment could be physical or financial in nature.

“If you, or someone you know, were a resident of the Home, or spent time visiting and witnessed potentially criminal misconduct, I encourage you to contact my office immediately,” said Schuette.

Those with information can contact the Healthcare Fraud Division at 1-800-24-ABUSE.

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is one of two State of Michigan run homes for veterans.