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Lost in Transition - The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

The North Coast Journal recently ran a heartbreaking story about the tragic death of Jeannie Newstrom, an assisted living resident whose care was horribly neglected when the facility was in the midst of closing following the death of its owner.  Neither the nurse assigned to help with the transfer of residents to new facilities nor the Community Care Licensing team overseeing the transition identified the terrible bed sores on Mrs. Newsroom for several weeks prior to her move.  The staff at her new facility found her covered in sores, some stuck to her clothes (“glued up”), and wearing multiple diapers and pads soaked in old feces and urine. The Board of Registered Nursing has moved to strip the nurse of his license.