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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 12:50 AM

At remote Louisiana warehouse, nursing home evacuees lay in waste, calling out for help

Source: The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

After spending six days in a fetid warehouse with overflowing toilets and piled-up trash, four nursing home residents died and nearly 800 more were rescued, while state officials said they were opening an investigation and families pushed for answers about their loved ones’ whereabouts.

The scene all played out at a warehouse in Independence known as Waterbury Companies, where seven nursing homes all owned by the same Baton Rouge businessman sent 843 residents before Hurricane Ida to ride out the storm. The longer they stayed, the worse things got: several officials who entered the facility or worked there during the storm described the elderly living in inhumane conditions, some calling out for medicine, others stuck in diapers full of feces.

Louisiana Department of Health investigators had checked on the facility several times since the group was evacuated there, but they got kicked off the premises when they went to inspect the site Tuesday. By Wednesday, LDH officials started trying to move patients out of the warehouse, which continued into Thursday. By late Thursday afternoon, the warehouse was down to seven nursing home residents still waiting to be rescued.

“We’re really concerned, we’re really upset and we’re really focused on making sure that all of these residents are moved to safe places where they can get adequate access to essential services,” said Aly Neel, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health. "We will be taking action against these nursing facilities, and will be making appropriate referrals to law enforcement.”

Read more: https://www.nola.com/news/healthcare_hospitals/article_59e2653e-0c3f-11ec-a7ac-0b32bfd4e97d.html

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 12:53 AM

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 12:57 AM

2. JHC

Throw those assholes in the same conditions

Holy fuck

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 01:18 AM

3. Oh lort.

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 02:25 AM

4. Damn

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 03:09 AM

5. Cats & dogs in shelters were evacuated and treated better than those poor people.

Bob Dean needs to be treated like the residents in his nursing homes.

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 09:02 AM

6. Brings back memories of Katrina

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 10:36 AM

7. What a shock

As long as long term care is part of the for profit money care system, this WILL always happen. The residents/patients/profit units are not the focus for the owners of the homes. How much revenue the body generates is the reason. And when the profit unit exhaust its revenue stream i.e. Medicare. Then dump them into the State or County shitty system until they die. Of course poor whites blacks and other POC start in the shitty State system. I worked a nursing home in my college days and swore my grandparents and parents would never be in one of those hell holes, and they didn't.

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 12:11 PM

8. Sick..I have worked at places like this. I only lasted a week...

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Fri Sep 3, 2021, 12:28 PM

9. completely fucking unacceptable...

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