Police Arrest Retirement Home Staffer for Elderly Neglect After Patient Death

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on December 18, 2017 in Nursing Home Abuse
Updated on February 24, 2022

dimly lit hallway at nursing facilityLast Thursday, an administrator from the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston, Florida, was arrested for elderly neglect. The woman is accused of failing to obtain medical care in a timely manner after a resident fell and suffered a head injury that caused her death in November.

The administrator discovered the resident alone outside of the pool on the night of Nov. 1 after she had suffered a fall injury. The administrator brought the resident back inside the facility and put her into a lockdown unit, but she did not provide first aid, according to police.

The resident was discovered six hours later and was unresponsive, so an ambulance was called and the woman was taken to University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The administrator who brought the resident back inside was arrested on Thursday morning in Orlando by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. She is awaiting transfer to Levy County and has a bond of $75,000.

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Investigation for Elder Abuse, Other Deficiencies

Last Thursday’s arrest is the latest of many problems with Williston’s Good Samaritan Retirement Home. Earlier last week, another administrator was arrested for elderly neglect stemming from a separate incident that occurred on Dec. 7. He was responsible for watching a resident who had just had an outpatient procedure. He was supposed to notify the nurse about any changes in the resident’s condition, but he failed to do so.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) conducted an investigation and discovered that the facility had poor supervision, inadequate staffing and had shown an inability to provide proper care.

This facility is currently being investigated by the AHCA, Florida Department of Children and Families, and the State Attorney’s Office. The AHCA has fined the facility approximately $73,750 for 63 deficiencies in just the past five years.

In 2012, state officials put a moratorium on admission of new patients to the facility after 13 residents who were prescribed a pureed diet were given food that was not pureed. In one case, a resident choked on a piece of beef and died.

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