When you trust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, you do so with the assumption that they will be kept safe and as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, that isn’t what always happens as a family in Florida recently discovered.
On April 30, police were called to Gracewood Nursing Home on reports of an elderly man being transported to the hospital. The police were told that the man had possibly fallen victim to abuse.
According to reports, the 65-year-old man had been left outside of the home. The sun was shining brightly during the day, and the man received second-degree burns. Once he arrived at the hospital, the man went into cardiac failure and eventually passed away.
Police in Pinellas Park are now conducting an investigation to discover exactly what happened to the man. They are working to determine if he was the victim of abuse and, if so, whether or not that abuse contributed to the man’s death.
The Department of Children and Families was also notified of the death and will be working with the police during the investigation.
If you believe that your elderly loved one has been the victim of abuse or medical negligence at a nursing home, contact our office. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and advise you of your options under New York law. Call now.