Huge Nursing Home Chain Cited for Nursing Home Neglect
A recent CBS News article depicts the story of a woman who recently lost her mother after she had been placed in a nursing home for rehabilitative care. The sixty-eight-year-old woman had recently been hospitalized for chest pains, and when she entered the nursing home, she was feeling quite well. Five weeks later, she passed away.
The woman had been rushed to the hospital with symptoms of pneumonia, severe dehydration and a body temperature that was below 80 degrees. She died at the hospital, and her doctors suspected that elder abuse had taken place at the nursing facility.
An investigative reporter visited the nursing facility with a hidden camera, and was appalled at the conditions he saw with that one visit. Many of the patients were moaning and there was a distinct odor of human waste. A local police chief commented about another, similar facility that was owned by the same company, stating that the patients were like zombies walking around.
For a family who has to make the decision to place their loved one in a nursing home, the decision is not made lightly. Great care is put into choosing the right place. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is becoming more common, and this could happen here in St. Louis.
If you suspect a problem, a St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney offers you some recourse. Contact your St. Louis nursing home neglect attorney today.