Sunday, August 28, 2005

Second resident dies at downgraded nursing home

This Associated Press story reports on two deaths at a Pennsylvania nursing home. Paul Miller, 80, and Sylvia Rodkey, 85, each died several days after they sustained injuries when their wheelchairs rolled down a steep driveway outside the facility. Both Miller and Rodkey were unattended at the time.

The state Health Department says that the facility has already had its license downgraded several times since an unsatisfactory inspection in May of 2004.

6 Comments:

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Sasha said...

This is really sad. It somewhat reminds me of the way veterans are treated in veterans' hospitals. I don't know if you are aware of this, or if you have done any research, so here is an article about it: http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=132383&page=1

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger GrannyGrump said...

Sasha, you might be interested in Social Role Valorization. It's about making sure that devalued people are given valued roles in society. This protects them.

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger achromic said...

it is a problem that me and you are gonna have to deal with in the droves as we are the gene. behind the babyboomers. I have a lot of mixed feelings about nursing homes and the care that is being given there. I donno what I will do as I am the youngest family memeber in my whole entire clan (no one else had children after I was born either on my father or mothers side).

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Sasha said...

Christina, this is unrelated, but there is a song by Jack Johnson called The News. I don't know if you listen to his music or not, but if you wanna look up the lyrics or listen to the song, I would be happy to know your reaction or feelings towards the song.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger GrannyGrump said...

Sasha, remind me in about a month. All is chaos at the moment, since I'm back from Korea but we have no idea where I'll be living or with whom or for how long.

 
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