Nursing Home License Revoked For Wandering Patient Found Dead

A nursing home's license is being revoked after a patient suffering from Alzheimer's went missing. The patient was found dead in a drainage ditch one month after going missing. The state revoked the license of the facility stating “gross incompetence, negligence and misconduct”. 

A survey conducted two days after the patient went missing revealed that the staff did not immediate report the patient missing. The patient was know for wandering, seeking to exit the building, and had exited the building previously using the keypad lock. For more, read the story

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