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Iowa nursing home 'dumps' ailing veteran without care

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by leela, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    No charges were filed in this case. Meanwhile, people who *don't* need to be in the hospital are being held in psych wards against their and their family's will.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/28/iowa-navy-veteran-abandoned/4960353/

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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Does that sound familiar?
     
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  3. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    *sigh*
     
  4. PennyIA

    PennyIA Senior Member

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    Sad thing is that if he's showing signs of disorganized thinking, is incoherent and illogical ... then obviously he's totally capable of caring for himself and being able to file for medicaid. They said he wasn't willing, but was he unwilling because it was difficult and overwhelming?

    Sad story.
     
  5. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Indeed. And was it not the facility's responsibility, since he was showing these signs, to do whatever it took to help him make it happen, rather than randomly abandon him? Seriously criminal/stupid/immoral.
     

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