A Florida nursing home, Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended Care, will pay an $18,500 fine after neglecting a dying resident, and mishandling the resident’s death. A nurse failed to administer life-saving attempts to a 58 year old woman who was unresponsive. The nurse thought the resident had requested not to be resuscitated, even though the woman wasn’t wearing a bracelet that identified DNR.
The resident’s daughter claimed that the facility hadn’t followed the necessary procedures to keep her mother alive. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration investigated her claim and agreed that the facility was negligent. In addition to the fine, the facility will implement new procedures which will hopefully prevent incidents like these in the future.
See article at MySunCoast.