Nobody wants to hear about a story of nursing home abuse or negligence, as this means that a patient was not treated with the respect that he or she deserves. However, this crime continues to be a problem throughout the country, including in the state of New York.
A Long Island nursing home has found itself under investigation once again, this time in relation to the death of a 71-year-old resident of the facility.
In October of 2012, a 72-year-old woman died at the nursing home. In June of this year, multiple workers at Medford Multicare Center were charged with her death. This time around, another woman has lost her life at the facility and people are beginning to wonder what is going on.
After the woman passed away on July 20, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office sent investigators to the facility. From there, state Health Department officials showed up to take a closer look.
In the most recent death, the facility claims that a machine stopped working and staff was able to respond within 80 seconds. Unfortunately, the patient did not survive, dying two minutes later. The woman’s family said that the death certificate does not match up with the story.
There is no place for negligence in a nursing home facility, as residents and their families expect nothing but the best care at all times. When a staff member fails to provide such care, the end result is often serious injury or death. In the event that a loved one is injured or killed due to nursing home negligence, the family has the right to dig up additional information to determine which steps to take next.
Source: CBS New York, “Long Island Nursing Home Under Fire Following Another Resident Death” Aug. 01, 2014