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State Report Critical Of Nursing Home Care And Facility In Causing Resident’s Death

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a scathing inspection report on a nursing home where a resident was pushed to her death. An official inspection by the DOH revealed the Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carbon County didn’t have a proper emergency plan and staff didn’t supervise residents well enough. The report shows the facility staff failed to protect dementia patient Margaret Lechleitner. The 86 year old died from injuries she suffered when another resident with dementia pushed her.>

No one at Weatherwood or its parent company Guardian Elder Care responded to a request for comment.  For more on the report go to the DOH website or read more about it in the link as follows:

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