Legal news for New Hampshire nursing home abuse attorneys. New Hampshire care facility under investigation for nursing home neglect.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the Elms nursing home on allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Manchester, NH– An elderly mans death brings suspicions of nursing home abuse and neglect at The Elms nursing home. An investigation has been launched after concerns were raised by the staff at an area hospital when they noticed poorly treated wounds on the man’s legs, as reported by UnionLeader.com.
The 87-year-old unidentified man died Friday, July 17, 2009 at The Elm’s nursing home. The elderly man was admitted to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center for unknown medical reasons when the hospital staff became suspicious. The man had serious sores on his legs, which had been wrapped in ace bandages with the skin growing over the bandages. When hospital staff removed the bandages and found the nursing home personnel did not properly treat the sores. Upon further inspection, medical professionals found the man’s catheter was blocked with blood and his genitals were severely swollen. In addition, the elderly man also suffered from dementia and diabetes, and had cuts and an abrasion all over his body, and was unresponsive to nurses and doctors. Doctors and area police alerted the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Health and Human Services Elder Services Division (HHS) http://www.hhs.gov/ of the alleged nursing home abuse on June 28. A full investigation of the case will determine if any legal action will be taken.
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