Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
News » Aged homes targeted by State
 

Aged homes targeted by State

Two deaths and two resident disappearances from aged care facilities have been brought to the attention of the state health department in Arizona who has issued fines for the homes involved. One patient died after a drug error saw him develop irreversible brain damage and die by receiving another patient's diabetic medication. The second patient was a woman who choked to death after eating unsuitable food as she required a diet of soft foods. The 2 patients who went missing included a man with dementia from a closed facility who wandered off before being brought back by police, and a woman who was involved with assisted living arrangements who was not found until 18 hours later due immobility from a broken hip.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Arizona Daily Star

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Aged homes targeted by State

Date: 9 January 2005

Source: Arizona Daily Star

Author: Jane Erikson, Enric Volante

URL: http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/dailystar/110475

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Risk and drug error
  • Risk and diabetic drugs
  • Risk and dementia
  • Risk and broken hip
  • Risk and aged care facility
  • Risk and old people's home
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and diabetic drugs
  • Side effects and diabetic medication
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and death
  • Medical error and diabetic drugs
  • Medical error and diabetic medication

More News Topics

  • New device assists patients with heart failure
  • New device permits painless anesthesia delivery prior to vascular treatment
  • New diabetes drug improves existing treatments
  • New diabetes type 1 vaccine to begin human trials
  • New diagnostic technique for pre-diabetes
  • New diet wonder drug -- Accomplia
  • New diet works by counting mouthfuls
  • New Dietary Guidelines support numerous research results
  • New discovery on cause of type 2 diabetes
  • New disorder discovered that causes adult tremors
  • New drug aimed at providing a tan, improving sex life and reducing weight
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise