The patient was pronounced dead and was eventually found to be struggling to breathe inside a body bag

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In a care center Alzheimer’s in Iowa it was enforced $10,000 fine after accidentally preaching one patient dead, according to a state health ministry report. The patient, a 66 year old woman who was not named in the report, was pronounced dead by staff members at Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa, on Jan. 3 and was taken to funeral Home, according to the report.

However, when at funeral Home unzipped the bag, she was alive and breathing, according to a report from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. The woman was admitted to the center special care in December 2021 with early dementia, anxiety and depression. He entered a nursing facility in late December 2022 with brain degeneration and underwent treatment with anti-anxiety drugs lorazepam and morphine. Because of the serious health problems, her vital signs and response deteriorated. The woman was not eating and had seizures. A doctor ordered an increase in morphine and lorazepam “due to active decline,” the report states.

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It is not unheard of for people to be declared dead only to be found alive hours later. On Saturday, an 82-year-old woman whose who died at a nursing home in Port Jefferson, N.Y., was breathing about three hours later at the funeral home where he was taken, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. The unidentified woman was taken to the hospital, police said. In 2020, a woman in Michigan with cerebral palsy was also pronounced dead, but was discovered breathing hours later by a funeral home worker who was preparing to embalm her body. In 2018, a South African woman was pronounced dead, but hours later was found alive in a morgue.

Source: News Beast

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