Dolly Moore could have lived behind her 81 years of life if she had been taken care of. However, Parklands Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gainesville, Florida failed in their duties of providing excellent care to her.
When someone stops eating and becomes lethargic, most people become concerned about that person, especially if it is a child or an elderly person. Not the nursing staff at Parkland Rehabilitation. Instead, they ignored Dolly and suggested that everyone else do the same thing. They said that this was just typical signs of dementia. Furthermore, they also claimed that the laboratory results were positive.
However, the laboratory results were not positive: they were negative. The nursing staff did not call the physician to inform him/her about the results nor did they give any medication, etc. to help Dolly.
Eventually, Dolly's head enlarged to the size of a basketball, which ended up killing her.
Dolly Moore before and after she was admitted to the hospital in Gainesville, Fla. in September 2014. The nursing home told Moore's daughter that it...
“The hospital told us it was the worst case of neglect they’ve ever seen,” said Connie Thames, Moore’s daughter.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families found that Moore died because of the nursing home's neglect. Those findings by the agency that investigates elder abuse and neglect were forwarded to Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, the department that oversees the state’s 687 nursing homes.
hen 81-year-old Dolly Moore became lethargic and lost her appetite, nurses at Parklands Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Gainesville said there was nothing wrong.
Her children were told to accept that their mother’s worsening dementia triggered the symptoms. Moore was not ill. Her lab results were normal, nurses insisted.
But they were wrong. Moore's lab results showed a severe infection raging in her body.
Parklands' nurses never reported the abnormal lab results to a doctor and didn’t treat the condition, a state investigation found. The infection spread, swelled her head to the size of a basketball and killed her on Oct. 1, 2014.