Have you ever heard of a situation where someone was pronounced dead and then woke up “gasping for air”? It sounds like a scene from a horror movie, but it recently happened at an Iowa care facility. Read on to learn more about the shocking incident and the potential consequences for the facility.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals recently released a report detailing the events that led up to the misdiagnosis of a 66-year-old resident at the Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. The woman had been at the facility since December 2021 and was moved into hospice care on December 28, 2022 due to senile degeneration of the brain. After several days of recording diminished lung sounds and minor seizures, the woman was pronounced dead at 6 a.m. on January 3, 2023.
What happened next is truly unbelievable. The woman’s family was notified and a local funeral home was called. A funeral director arrived and with the assistance of another nurse, the resident was placed in a body bag and zipped shut. However, when the body bag was unzipped at the funeral home, the woman was found to be alive and gasping for air. She was immediately returned to the facility and passed away two days later with her family at her side.
The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has determined that the facility is in violation of two state regulations, which could result in a $10,000 fine. This incident is a stark reminder of the importance of proper end-of-life care and the need for regular training of staff members.
This blog post has highlighted the shocking incident that recently occurred at an Iowa care facility. We have discussed the events that led up to the misdiagnosis and the potential consequences for the facility. We hope this blog post has provided insight into the importance of proper end-of-life care and the need for regular training of staff members.
Source: www.cbsnews.com https://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-mistakenly-pronounced-dead-in-iowa-gasped-for-air-after-being-found-by-funeral-home-staff-report-says/