NBC News reports that a 93-year-old nursing home resident died after being left in the scorching sun. According to the report, federal records reveal that ManorCare left Alfonso Jansen unattended in a courtyard for 3 hours and 45 minutes, during which time the temperature rose to 88 degrees. According to the news report, the Broward County medical examiner’s report shows that Jansen had second- and third-degree burns on his body and found that “thermal exposure” was a “contributory factor” in his death.
The news report also revealed that a former ManorCare employee explained that:
- Conditions at the facilities are dictated by the regional director and are the same for all properties in the region.
- Conditions got worse over the past six years as budgets were slashed.
- “A nursing assistant who would normally give daily care to eight patients is now up to nine, 10 or 11 patients.”
- If it’s the night shift, an aide could have as many as 20 patients to look after.
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