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North Carolina nursing home fined $85,000 for putting residents in immediate jeopardy

A state inspection of a North Carolina nursing home where a woman suffocated found conditions constituted “immediate jeopardy to resident health and safety” and recommended fines of $85,000. The inspection began after a 93 year-old resident died after slipping between a mattress and a bed rail. The report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says that the center was not following certain safety mandates against nursing home abuse and neglect. One in six residents at the center was found to have bed rails that were not ordered as part of their medical care.

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