The owner and manager of a Palmetto, Florida nursing home has been arrested on a charge of neglecting an elderly person in connection with a large lesion found on the face of a resident. According to a report from the Palmetto Police Department, 85-year-old Ronald Larsen began living at the Palmetto Guest House in June, 2005. Jacqueline Dorelien took over the home in July of the following year.
The lesion was present when Dorelien took charge, but grew during the next few months, eventually rupturing into a large open wound. The report says Dorelien failed to get medical help for the man, despite the advice of doctors.
Follow this sad story of neglect in the Bradenton Herald.