State orders Iowa nursing home to pay $15,000 fine
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa nursing home where a resident fell and lay on the floor with a head injury for nearly an hour while workers enjoyed a Christmas party faces a $15,000 state fine for failing to provide the necessary intervention and treatment.
According to state records, the woman was walking down a hallway in a dementia unit at All American Restorative Care in Washington, Iowa, on Dec. 23 when she stumbled backward and fell to the floor, unobserved by staff, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday.
A videotape of the incident from the home’s monitoring system shows the woman on the floor while workers milled about, according to inspectors and nursing home owner Jerry Rhodes, of Muscatine.
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