Report: Nursing home put residents in jeopardy during storm
A state report says a North Carolina nursing home put its residents in “immediate jeopardy” when it left just three people to take care of 98 residents during a January storm. The News & Observer account says the report from the state Department of Health and Human Services released Monday said police arrived at Pine Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center on the night of Jan. 16 after receiving a 911 call from a resident who complained about not seeing staff members for a long time. Police found two residents dead and two others in critical condition inside the nursing home. The report said the nursing home acknowledged the problems and has taken steps to bring the facility back into compliance.