Falls and Fractures
DATELINE TARRYTOWN, NY "It was supposed to be a safe nursing home, wasn't it? I never expected this when we selected the home." Deborah was speaking to Sofia as they shopped in a Queens gift store.
They had just received a phone call from a trusted physician.
"How about this nice sweater? He's been complaining about chills, you know?" Deborah held up a small man's black sweater. "This will probably fit now."
Deborah and Sofia were legal guardians for Santiago Alvarez, a 79-year old nursing home resident.
"Sure, that's a good choice." Sofia paused. "What I've been asking myself is how this could have happened in a place like that. I mean, look at the medical history. In December of last year, there was a head laceration. A couple weeks later, Santiago was treated for a cut elbow and swelling on most of his left arm. And then this. . ."
Sofia put on her reading glasses. "'On April 9, Mr. Alvarez was admitted to St. Timothy's Memorial Hospital with -- get this – a diffuse traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, a skull fracture, orbital fracture, and a rib fracture.'"
"Unbelievable," Deborah said. "I feel so sorry for Santiago."
Sofia removed her glasses.
"I'm sorry, too. They'll have to answer for this in court. Three falls like this . . . it's indefensible."
I want to believe I did everything I could for him -- and that includes looking after his, and the family's well-being.
As the oldest daughter, most of the duties fell to me.
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