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Nursing Home is Cited after Resident wasn’t Helped after Fall

A nursing home that caters to those with Alzheimer’s disease has been cited for the second time in five months for endangering the lives of residents by failing to property care for them. The nursing home received a “Type A” citation, which is the most serious, and a fine for $5,000 after the nursing home negligence. Investigators found that a resident was injured in the early morning after a fall and did not receive medical attention for injuries until family members arrived that afternoon and demanded that a doctor be called. Despite complaining of pain and stating that she believed she had a broken bone, the resident wasn’t seen by a physician until 3, almost 12 hours after her fall. The resident was taken to a hospital emergency room, where she was treated for a pelvic fracture, low blood pressure and a laceration on her elbow that required stitches. Investigators found that the nursing home failed to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of that resident and two others who had been injured in falls. To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click the link.