The coroner is investigating the death of a resident that took place on Saturday at the Golden Living Center in Waynesburg, just outside of Pittsburgh. According to an article on TheRepublic.com, the woman’s neck became stuck between the mattress and the bed rail.
The coroner has ruled the death “accidental asphyxiation” according to the article. So far, the nursing home has not responded when asked when staff last checked on the resident. There’s been no response to questions about how often staff check on residents at night. But the home has offered its condolences to the resident’s family.
According to the article, Golden Living was last inspected by the Pennsylvania Health Department on March 1, 2013. In the last 30 months, the home had 16 “minimal harm” deficiencies, which is fewer than the state average.