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September 20, 2009

Philly-VA Nursing Home Report of Residents Living in Filth, Maggots

Filed under: Uncategorized — veteranclaims @ 4:34 pm

Full Article: Report: Philly VA Nursing Home Patients Lived in Filth, Inspector saw nurse using wrong medication on patient
Updated 5:46 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 19, 2009

Report on Philadelphia Veterans Affairs, obtained under a FOIA request by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, finds that: “There was a significant failure to promote and protect their residents’ rights to autonomy and to be treated with respect and dignity,”.

“Inspectors found dried blood and feeding tubes on the floors, and one patient’s leg had to be amputated after maggots were seen falling from his foot”.

“The report by the Wisconsin-based Long Term Care Institute concluded that the facility, the bed count of which has been cut from 240 to 120, “failed to provide a sanitary and safe environment for their residents.” It cites substandard treatment of wound care and “multiple concerns regarding nursing competencies.””

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