Nursing Home Neglect
DaytonaBeach News Journal-February 25, 2010-Anne Geggis-According to this article a 76-year-old patient at a Deland nursing home went for nearly 12 hours without treatment after she fractured her shoulder and both of her legs in an accident according to a Deland police report. The nursing home is being investigated for elderly abuse. Apparently the injuries under investigation occurred when a resident fell from her bed as her bedding was being changed, according to Deland police. The article goes on to state that the patient was put back into bed after the fall. Fortunately, according the article, it wasnt until after the next shift came on duty that emergency workers were summoned to attend to the residents injuries. The resident was taken to a nearby hospital where she was admitted, according to the police report.
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