Woman hurt, nursing home under investigation

Woman hurt, nursing home under investigation

Print
Email
|

by GLENN COUNTS / NewsChannel 36 Staff

Bio | Email | Follow: @GCountsWCNC

WCNC.com

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 5:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 30 at 6:13 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a University Area nursing home after a 70-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning.

She was a resident at University Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Glenwater Drive.

A police report says she is in poor health and that her family believes she had been assaulted. Police say the woman had a big bruise on her face and a broken pelvis.

Supposedly when family members asked the home what happened, they were told that the woman had fallen. But emergency room personnel at Carolinas Medical University told them her injuries were not consistent with a fall.

As a result, both police and D.S.S., which investigates elder abuse, were called in to determine exactly what happened and if someone needs to be held accountable.

It’s very early in the investigation.  Police can’t say if she fell, but if they determine she was abused they will look at everyone from nursing home staffers to family members.

Print
Email
|