Maggots In Open Wounds In At Florida Nursing Home

A man admitted to Azalea Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for rehab for a broken leg, soon realized he was getting more than rehab at the facility he chose to help him- maggots.  The maggots were seen in an open wound during a dressing change.  Azalea Court’s complaint and inspection reports from the past several years did not reveal any glaring problems. Investigators from the State Attorney’s Office visited Tuesday. 

iStock_000006686474XSmall-1This is a prime example of neglect nursing homes.  Nursing homes are required to provide the best care possible for their residents.  The failure to clean and open wound is a clear case of patient neglect.

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