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Man Found With Maggots In Eye Dies (Cause Of Death Not Known)
Local 6 ^ | January 21, 2008 | Unknown

Posted on 01/22/2008 10:56:24 AM PST by decimon

DELTONA, Fla. -- A Volusia County nursing home resident who was found with maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted cathater and bed sores has died, according to his family.

Anthony Digiannurio, of Deltona, was 82 years old when he was transported in November from the University Center West nursing home to Florida Hospital DeLand, where staff members discovered the ailments.

It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions.

According to a DeLand police report released in November, a representative from University Center West said that the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Officials from the state Department of Children and Families were investigating the incident.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found 19 deficiencies at the facility since June 2006.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: neglect; nursinghome; socializedmedicine; wrongfuldeath
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It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions.

But worth consideration, eh?

1 posted on 01/22/2008 10:56:27 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

A Volusia County nursing home resident who was found with maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted cathater and bed sores has died, according to his family.

And they're wondering HOW he died??
2 posted on 01/22/2008 10:59:15 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: decimon
the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Someone is not being truthful, here. The so-called nursing home needs to have it's license yanked. The poor fellow's family needs to consider the role their own uncaring absence played as well, before they go filing the inevitable lawsuit.

3 posted on 01/22/2008 11:00:48 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: decimon
According to a DeLand police report released in November, a representative from University Center West said that the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Constant care? I'd hate to see what the hell a case of neglect would look like in this place.

4 posted on 01/22/2008 11:01:28 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: decimon

maggots only eat dead flesh/meat..they do not take one bite of live flesh..........the bed sore mention means he was not turned or his blood was never stimulated like a massage


5 posted on 01/22/2008 11:01:56 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: decimon

I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.


6 posted on 01/22/2008 11:02:04 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: G8 Diplomat

I’m sure this wouldn’t have happened if the government had been in control of the care in this nursing home. /s


7 posted on 01/22/2008 11:02:23 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: decimon

Lawsuits all around. Disgusting.


8 posted on 01/22/2008 11:04:06 AM PST by americanophile
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To: G8 Diplomat
He wasn't wearing his Q Ray.
9 posted on 01/22/2008 11:06:39 AM PST by boomop1
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To: decimon

A lot of these “care” facilities operate on the same principle as puppy mills.


10 posted on 01/22/2008 11:07:12 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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To: Slapshot68
I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.

Do you realize how selfish that is? Your rot is someone else's job, ya know.

11 posted on 01/22/2008 11:07:46 AM PST by decimon
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To: Slapshot68
I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.

Ah, then you understand HillaryCare!

12 posted on 01/22/2008 11:08:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: decimon

When Hillary is taking care of health care, maggots-in-the-eye will be the LEAST of our worries.


13 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:43 AM PST by samtheman
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To: decimon

GROSS!


14 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:55 AM PST by meandog (If Mutt is GOP hope I'm gonna say "told you so" when he loses & takes every Republican with him)
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To: decimon
The man died of neglect and gross negligence
15 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:57 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: decimon

This sh!t hole should be shut down and the owners sued for every penny they have. Did this poor old soul have any family at all??


16 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:59 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: decimon

This story is right up there with a photo of Hillary, Bill and Chelsea—thanks for making me lose my lunch (I needed to drop 5 pounds anyway)>


17 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:04 AM PST by meandog (If Mutt is GOP hope I'm gonna say "told you so" when he loses & takes every Republican with him)
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To: samtheman
When Hillary is taking care of health care, maggots-in-the-eye will be the LEAST of our worries.

True, she wouldn't want the Soylent Green to spoil.

18 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:26 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: decimon

if someone had maggots coming out of one of their orifices, I would hazard a guess that it is related to his death in some way


19 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:58 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: 4yearlurker
OOPs. Just read the last line of the article. This poor old man was nothing more than a cash cow for the facility. An empty bed dosen’t make any money.
20 posted on 01/22/2008 11:12:36 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: boomop1
He wasn't wearing his Q Ray.

LOL.

21 posted on 01/22/2008 11:14:53 AM PST by scan59 (Let consumers dictate market policies. Government just gets in the way.)
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To: decimon

Did he have any children? Where were they?


22 posted on 01/22/2008 11:17:33 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: decimon

“According to a DeLand police report released in November,...”

So??? The Police had purpose to investigate last November?
Wondering what is missing from this story.


23 posted on 01/22/2008 11:18:32 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: decimon
Long term care facilities can be dicey places. Pick them (for yourselves or parents) carefully. From last week around here:

State tries to close assisted living facility

FORT WORTH -- Some residents at a Fort Worth assisted living facility were physically abused or made to sleep on metal bed frames, and one had his food taken away for inappropriate behavior, the Texas attorney general's office contends in a lawsuit seeking to close the home.

Bertha McCoy, manager at Oasis Village, was responsible for the conditions, according to the suit. In one case, state investigators reported, they were told that she hit a resident, threw cold water on him and made him walk outside in the cold in his underwear as punishment for masturbation.

In other cases, residents told state inspectors that she threatened people with a hammer, according to court documents...

24 posted on 01/22/2008 11:18:44 AM PST by Dysart
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To: RegulatorCountry

Whoever is in charge of that nursing home needs to be in jail, and the family of this man should be more than ashamed of themselves for allowing this.

My Mother is 81, and in good health. However, I’m already preparing for the day she will need constant care. I’ll be taking care of her, maybe with the help of home health care, and she will not be put into a nursing home under any circumstances. I have been planning for this for a long time, work at home so I can be here, and have recently renovated my home in preparation for the day she can no longer live alone.

I know there are cases where families have no choice, but I am dedicated to being there for my Mom when she needs me, as she was for me when roles were reversed.

My cousins had to place an aunt in a nursing home recently. They all work and have family commitments that made it necessary. They tried taking care of their Mom, but she made it impossible for them to do so. However, one of her three daughters will be there at the nursing home with her every day.

It tears my heart out when I read of these cases, where elderly people are warehoused in nursing homes and forgotten by their families.


25 posted on 01/22/2008 11:23:23 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: advertising guy
maggots only eat dead flesh/meat..they do not take one bite of live flesh..........

I hate it when maggots are coming out of the eyes.

How long was the poor soul dead before they freeking NOTICED it?

Cordially,

26 posted on 01/22/2008 11:23:53 AM PST by Diamond
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To: decimon

Nursing homes: Even the best are the WORST.


27 posted on 01/22/2008 11:32:21 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: decimon
It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions.

They probably forgot to feed him for the last couple months. Unfortunate oversight.

28 posted on 01/22/2008 11:37:50 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: decimon

Perhaps the scariest aspect of life on earth: Who will care for you when you can’t care for yourself?


29 posted on 01/22/2008 11:50:56 AM PST by CreviceTool
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To: G8 Diplomat
I wonder if he pulled on his catheter, and the staff was unaware....I wonder if they tried maggot therapy on his bed sores and a few maggots got up to his eyes?....any tube that is in the body will eventually be infected....

sounds like a horrible death but I wonder why he was in the nursing home to begin with...and why his condition was so bad that he had to be on a breathing tube and a catheter and have bed sores?...

maybe he was a chronically sick elderly person?

30 posted on 01/22/2008 11:53:54 AM PST by cherry
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To: decimon

That’s what happens when you stare at Hillary for too long.

Seriously though, poor guy.


31 posted on 01/22/2008 11:55:39 AM PST by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: decimon

http://www.memberofthefamily.net/registry/fl.htm

Go here and scroll down till you find the NH name....
Their last survey was in 2/6/07 (which is about right).

They had 17 tags....which is bad, but if you scan there are others worse.


32 posted on 01/22/2008 11:56:04 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: G8 Diplomat
the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

None of whom cared enough to actually do their job, apparently.

33 posted on 01/22/2008 12:03:55 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Slapshot68

careful, you’ll be set upon by the ‘life at any cost’ crowd now. I agree with you 100%, BTW.


34 posted on 01/22/2008 12:06:19 PM PST by kms61
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To: decimon

This is what socialized medicine will reduce us to. Imagine Hillary as Nurse Wretched.


35 posted on 01/22/2008 12:11:17 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Islam is a mental disorder)
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To: decimon

OK so if no one else will do it, I will...
This kinda flies in the face of good health care, doesn’t it?


36 posted on 01/22/2008 12:12:47 PM PST by pipecorp ( Al Lahsucks (boat steersman ) hell)
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To: CreviceTool

Who will care for you when you can’t care for yourself?

My trusty sidearm!


37 posted on 01/22/2008 12:18:12 PM PST by Beckwith (Dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: CreviceTool

At your birth and in your infancy, thank your lucky stars if you have good parents; THEY take care of you. The care continues until you are grown.

They deserve the best you can do for them whenever they get old and need help. Sometimes, especially with the children of the very elderly - their kids are OLD themselves by the time their parents are old, the best the kids can do is not always optimal by a lot of standards.

I’m an only child with a husband who has had multiple major surgeries over the last twenty years and required a LOT of care from me. Add to that, he did not LIKE or nurture my parents (I stuck with him and maybe shouldn’t have due to some other considerations, but that’s the past) and you have a great recipe for a really hard time. I simply BROKE in the last couple of weeks of their lives with both my parents; didn’t know where to turn for help - but, think I did the best I could at the time.


38 posted on 01/22/2008 12:30:34 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: najida

Thanks. Don’t think I’d much trust the inspectors either but I guess they do give violations.


39 posted on 01/22/2008 12:31:58 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Ah,
the inspections are brutal, believe me. The surveyors don’t play favorites and they don’t let stuff slide....and they come unnannounced and can shut you down on that day if they want.

Florida, for the last 8 years or so has become a hotbed of lawsuits, to the point it’s harder and harder to find certain disciplines willing work in LTC. Because of this, paperwork, care plans, QI projects have become more and more complex and time consuming.

The only thing is this facility appears to have had an inspection a year ago and they were due another about now. A lot can happen in a year. Change in staff, admins, DON’s etc can make all the difference.

Guess they’re getting a survey now ;)


40 posted on 01/22/2008 12:38:40 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: decimon

Most of these facilities pay crap for wages. Workers are hired and quit on a constant basis. Most of the workers have little education, and don’t really give a crap about the people. How do I know, my mother and wife worked in a place like this for some time.


41 posted on 01/22/2008 12:46:12 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Twinkie

Twinkie - Bess you. I became an accidental caregiver within the last 2 years and it’s equally scary and rewarding.

Scary: I got to navigate the treacherous waters of both terminal cancer care for one parent and assisted living for the other. After my investigation, I decided to leave a very lucrative business role to become a full-time caregiver.

The rewarding part: My parents both said “thanks” and that was the biggest score I could ever expect in my life.


42 posted on 01/22/2008 12:46:26 PM PST by CreviceTool
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To: joshhiggins
'zactly...this woulda never happened with Hiilary!Care or CastroCare.

...and Iran does not have homosexuals like we do in this country. They do not have that problem there.

43 posted on 01/22/2008 12:49:30 PM PST by woollyone (entropy extirpates evolution and conservation confirms the Creator blessed forever.)
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To: G8 Diplomat

He was on hospice. Reporters go to college but must take something other than journalism.


44 posted on 01/22/2008 12:54:54 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: advertising guy

Bed sores occur even when turned and massaged, especially if the patient is overweight. The maggots thing is amazing.


45 posted on 01/22/2008 12:56:16 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

The issue is hospice is contracted out in the Nursing Home. They write their POC, provide a lot of the hands on care, keep up with the chart etc. The lines sometimes gets blurred as to who does what, what they treat, what you treat.


46 posted on 01/22/2008 1:00:05 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

but if massages were covered by insurance( they ain’t)
the results are very significant as to bed sores


47 posted on 01/22/2008 1:00:43 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Or if they are underweight, with low visceral protein and depleted fat stores..... also, all it takes for an elderly person to keep a batch of decubitis ulcers is one trip to the ER (where they lie on a gurney unmoved for a long period of time).

I would be interested in seeing if he was admitted with the sores or if they were inhouse aquired.


48 posted on 01/22/2008 1:02:42 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: advertising guy

Massages no,
Frequent turning and repositioning, yes....that in fact is SOP in most care plans for bed-bound and high risk residents.


49 posted on 01/22/2008 1:03:46 PM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: girlangler
Good for you. I am a currently in nursing school. I did my clinicals at a nursing home (very impoverished). It was heartbreaking, I knew for the few weeks I was there that they were receiving extraordinary care, but I often wonder what happened in between students being there. I work at an adult family home now, it is lovely and the residents are really treated very well. I to am looking to the day when my parents and in-laws will need help and I too will have them at home as long as possible.
50 posted on 01/22/2008 1:10:17 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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