WPVI News in Philadelphia reported today that all 123 residents of Brighten Nursing Home in Delaware County were being relocated to other area nursing homes after a leaking roof required evacuation of all the facility’s residents.
Evacuation began with the 49 patients on the second floor due to what officials are quoted as calling “a serious roof problem with water coming into the building.”
WPVI reported that fire officials who were called to the Brighten Nursing home found arching electrical wires and smoky conditions in the building. Officials decided to move all the patients from the facility as a precautionary safety measure.
The elderly in our community deserve to spend their golden years in an environment that keeps them safe and preserves their dignity. They shouldn’t have to worry about the roof over their heads, as the residents of Brighten Nursing Home are experiencing. If you suspect a loved one in a nursing home is not receiving adequate care, you may have a case. Contact the nursing home neglect attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.