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88-Year-Old Found Frostbitten Block from Nursing Home

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

When a high school student found 88-year-old Marguerite Miller about a block from the Osage Rehab and Health Care Center dressed in just a hospital gown in sub-zero Iowa temperatures, she was taken to a hospital and treated for frostbite and hypothermia. The resident was documented as having the tendency to wander, yet her absence was apparently unnoticed before she was found at 2 a.m.

The nursing home is now appealing a $10,000 fine from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Heath Facilities Division. Read more here.

Contact a Nursing Home Lawyer if you suspect that your loved one has been abused or neglected while in a nursing home facility.