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Woman Freezes to Death outside Nursing Home

The family of a nursing home resident who froze to death outside is looking for answers. While the police are currently investigating the death, her family is outraged. Her daughter states that her mother’s greatest fear was to be alone and cold, which is the way she wrongfully died. The woman had been living at the Illinois nursing home for two years and had been suffering from dementia for more than a decade. The police have determined that elderly neglect contributed to the woman’s death. The focus of the investigation is centered on how an 89-year-old woman, wearing an ankle monitor, got through two doors with alarms in the middle of the night. The wandering woman then froze to death in the nursing home’s courtyard without being spotted. The Illinois Department of Public Health website shows that The Arbor of Itasca nursing home had more than 14 complaints filed against them last year. To read more about the wrongful nursing home death, click the link.