A Louisiana nursing house proprietor says he did “actually good” caring for his aged sufferers throughout Hurricane Ida — though seven died when lots of of them had been evacuated to a grimy warehouse for days.
Bob Dean Jr., who owns seven nursing houses, allegedly left his prices in disgusting circumstances – laying in feces on deflated air mattresses with no air con, nurses who labored there advised nola.com.
“You’d stroll previous them and so they’d say, ‘Assist me, assist me.’ I ended up vomiting twice as a result of the odor was so unhealthy,” one nameless nurse advised the outlet.
When state investigators confirmed as much as examine on the sufferers, Dean initially refused to allow them to in, claiming to native station WAFB the investigators had been there “illegally.”
“The Fourth Modification says that they should have a warrant to return on personal property, a lot much less seize individuals or properties in order that they got here on there illegally,” Dean advised WAFB.
Seven evacuated residents died and 5 deaths had been deemed storm associated, the Louisiana Division of Well being stated in a press release.
Division officers rapidly rescued the practically 850 sufferers from the squalid circumstances, however Dean gave himself a pat on the again.
“We solely had 5 deaths throughout the six days and usually with 850 folks you’ll have a pair a day so we did actually good with caring for folks,” he advised WAFB.
State Well being Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter introduced Sunday he had ordered the closure of the seven nursing houses pending “additional regulatory motion.”