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Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/ 7/2010

Md. officials investigate nursing home

By Washington Post editors

Baltimore and state officials are investigating why little was done for residents of a nursing home that lacked air conditioning for days.

After a resident of the Ravenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center called 911 on Tuesday to report stifling temperatures, paramedics discovered the air conditioning at the 190-bed facility hadn't worked since Friday.

Some residents gathered in an air-conditioned multipurpose room, but paramedics moved 40 residents elsewhere.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will investigate why the facility failed to report the air conditioning problems.

Ravenwood's parent company was notified of the problem and arranged for portable air conditioners and mechanics to repair the system.

-- Associated Press

Click here for more information on nursing home inspection reports in Maryland.

By Washington Post editors  | July 7, 2010; 12:25 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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The way we treat our elders in this country is so shameful. We are worked and taxed to death only to end up in these places.

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 7, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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