FACILITY LEAVES RESIDENT IN FAMILY’S FRONT YARD
Nebraska TV Station reports:
O’Neill, NE Nursing Home Fined For Leaving Resident Unattended
A northeast Nebraska care center has been fined for leaving an elderly resident unattended.A report, done by the state department of Health and Human Services, says representatives of the Golden Living Center, in O’Neill, Nebraska, discharged a resident because the individual’s family couldn’t pay for the care.The report says the facility contacted their family… and subsequently transported the resident to their family’s home. But, the report says, when they got there, the family refused to accept the resident… saying they couldn’t care for them.The facility’s representative placed the resident in a lawn chair, under a tree, at the family’s home… and left.The state fined Golden Living Center $3,000 and placed the facility on probation for six months.
You think this is impossible? We get calls from families that say “they tell me if I don’t sign the arbitration agreement, they will send grandpa back to the hospital, but the hospital won’t take him.” AND most state laws (including virginia) allow Nursing Homes to discharge you for failure to pay. What a health care system we have in the USA!