Nursing Home Neglect Reaches Social Media Before Family

The family of a nursing home patient has filed a civil lawsuit after learning of their grandmother's neglect on social media. A visitor posted a photo of the patient on social media and it was shared over 1,000 times before the family members saw it. The caption stated the patient had been left in vomit for hours and when asked if it could be cleaned up, the facility stated, when “they could get to it”. 

“Families are trusting healthcare providers to take care of their most precious people in their lives,” said the family's attorney. “And their trust, in this situation was betrayed.” The incident is currently under investigation. For more, read the story

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