10:29am

Thu October 27, 2011
Science/Health

State Investigators Detail Brain-Injured Man's Death

Staff at a Falmouth personal care home did not check on a brain-injured man for nearly three hours on the day he disappeared, according to documents from a state investigation. The man was found dead more than four weeks later. In addition, the investigation by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of Inspector General into Larry Joe Lee's August disappearance revealed that Falmouth Nursing Home had no policy to ensure that residents had continuous supervision. And investigators determined "the facility failed to establish effective policies to ensure continuous supervision of residents."