An investigation has been launched after an 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead in a New York nursing home — only to be found breathing three hours later in a funeral home.
The woman was said to have died at Water’s Edge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Port Jefferson, Long Island, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday.
Suffolk Police said the unnamed woman was taken to OB Davis Funeral Home in Miller Square at 1.30pm.
At 2.09pm, she was found breathing.
She was taken to hospital. There was no update on her condition on Monday.
The state attorney general and the health department are investigating.
just a few weeks later Nursing Homes in Iowa He was fined $10,000 (£8,300) for a similar incident.
A 66-year-old woman was pronounced dead on Jan. 3 at the Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Intensive Care Center in Urbandale, where she was receiving hospice care, authorities said.
The woman was placed in a body bag and taken to Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematorium, where staff found she was breathing and called 911.
She was returned to hospice and died on January 5.