The conditions in the warehouse started bad and got progressively worse, but the management of the nursing home not only failed to notify the proper state authorities, but they also allegedly attempted to intimidate state inspectors who arrived. Eventually all the surviving residents were relocated.
Even during a natural disaster, nursing homes are required to have evacuation plans, and as health department attorney Stephen Russo put it, there is no excuse for “unsafe” and “inhumane” conditions, according to the USA Today’s report.
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Families watched their loved ones suffer, and some even mourned the deaths of family members, but nursing home owner Bob Dean, Jr. seemed to suggest that the death count was more or less within the expected range for his nursing homes, according to a report in the New York Times. In that article it was reported he told WAFB TV that “Normally with 850 people you’ll have a couple [of deaths] a day, so we did really good with taking care of people.”
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