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North Carolina disciplines nursing home for its abuse and neglect in report

A state inspection of a North Carolina nursing home where a woman suffocated found that conditions in the home constituted “immediate jeopardy to resident health and safety.” Officials spent two days investigating the home after a 93 year-old resident died after slipping between a mattress and bedrail. The report recommends fines of $85,000 for the nursing home abuse and neglect at the facility. The report also revealed that the woman had accidents similar to the one that led to her death, but the nursing home did not implement changes.

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