CASE REPORT: 88 YEAR OLD ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT FALLS TO HER DEATH
An 88-year-old resident of the brand-new St. Barnabas Nursing Home facility located in Chattanooga, Tennessee died after a fall down a stairwell on Sunday. The resident, Frona Baxter, was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell after she rolled her wheelchair down a flight of six steps.
Police said Mrs. Baxter, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, “was allowed to roam the 3rd floor hallway where she lived in the newly-opened facility.”
Why was a resident, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, allowed to wander the hallways? Read the report here.