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During an Ohio Health Department inspection of a nursing home on the North Side of Youngstown, a resident placed her hand on an inspector’s arm and began to cry.
When it became obvious that Helen Horkey could no longer care for herself, her son and daughter-in-law said they had no real choice of what to do.
The alarms were quiet the morning of April 9 when an 84-year-old resident of Grace Woods Senior Living in Niles walked out of the building and died.
At 7:30 a.m. Jan. 30, there was a commotion at Stow Glen Health Care Center, a nursing home for about 100 residents on Kent Road in Stow. Forty minutes later, a 90-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with bloody head injuries, a nurse’s aide was fired and police were investigating a case of abuse.
As a child, Sam Berresford visited a former neighbor in a nursing home. “People were yelling, strapped in chairs, and it smelt like urine. It was a scary place,” he said. “I was scared to death.”
Independence can be under-appreciated until it is no longer an option, especially when one is faced with entering a nursing home.