Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lawsuit says Iowa nursing home mistreated woman

"The family of an elderly Iowa woman who died this week has sued the nursing home where she was receiving care, accusing the facility of leaving the woman naked and soiled on the floor of an unfurnished room.
Kris Gerhard, the daughter of 74-year-old Rochelle Gerhard, filed the lawsuit Friday against Madrid Home for the Aging, The Des Moines Register reported (http://dmreg.co/1uatPvo ). Kris Gerhard is a judicial mental health advocate for five Iowa counties.
The lawsuit says that when she went to visit her mother Aug. 2, she found the woman on her hands and knees in a room with no furniture, screaming, "I am not a dog!" The floor of the room was covered in two-inch mats, Gerhard said, and the woman had excrement on her. She believes her mother may have been kept in the room for up to three days."
Lawsuit says Iowa nursing home mistreated woman - SFGate: