WFTV in Florida had an article about a nursing home allowing one of their residents to fall NINE times from a her wheelchair. This is neglect. Why didn’t they try a safety device like a tray or belt? I wonder if they were given her the right amount of medication or if they were using the medications as a chemical restraint? Hopefully the family will get some answers during the lawsuit.
The falls caused Ruth Boelke to prematurely die. The nursing staff failed to follow the doctor’s orders and best safety practices by failing to use a safety device to prevent Ruth from falling out of her wheelchair. The home’s director said it did call her doctor a few days before she died and sent her to the hospital. The family claims the nursing home should have called for help sooner.