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Nursing home patient’s wound infected with maggots; three employees sentenced

Three employees of a Pennsylvania nursing home have been arrested and sentenced to probation and fines after an investigation of nursing home abuse and neglect. The former nursing director, the facility’s former administrator and the manager of the nursing unit were arrested after 50 maggots were discovered in a resident’s head wound. The maggots were discovered when the 72-year-old resident was taken to a local hospital. Allegedly, the nursing director falsified nursing home records by adding entries stating that fresh dressings had been applied to the patient’s wound regularly. In addition to the arrests, the nursing home was closed after state regulators cited it for mistreatment of residents and unsanitary conditions among other violations.