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“Her neck was swollen out all down here, her face was swollen she didn't even look like herself.”
More allegations of abuse and neglect at quail creek nursing and rehabilitation
“It was obvious to me a doctor needed to see her right then,” Said Ken Capshaw of his wife Ann.
But when Capshaw tried to get help for his wife “they said well we can't get a doctor until tomorrow.”
Capshaw took matters into his own hands calling an ambulance for his wife.
When he got there,”The one nurse said to me if you wouldn't have got her in here when you did, it’s doubtful she would have made it the rest of the afternoon. She would have died.”.
“The department of health has got to get its act together,” said Wes Bledsoe is a citizen advocate.
Bledose said if the state continues to ignore complaints the abuse will never stop.
“Nothings being done,” he said.
We did our own research and found many allegations against Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation.
All had been investigated by the state but most were deemed unsubstantiated.
“When the state shows up its a like a horse with blinders on. If they don't see it right in front of them it doesn’t exist,” said Bledsoe.
“We do record review, observation, interviews. We go back in time in records we can do look at anything the facility has,” said Dorya Huser, Chief of Long Term Care for the State Department of Health.
Huser said the agency takes every complaint seriously.
“We have indeed cited this facility.”
Bledsoe said that is not enough. He's calling for more action.
“I would like to see the state go in and do a more thorough investigation.”
Capshaw wants the same answers But knows one things for sure his wife will not be going back to Quail Creek.
“I'll go to jail first. I don't care what I’ve got to do but you do not send her back to that nursing home.”
Posted: Friday, March 1 2013, 09:42 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Seniors say they'll stay in tornado-ravaged town
May 25, 2013 14:46 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Graduating high schoolers say they don't want to move away from Moore after a tornado devastated a section of their town.
Westmoore High School Senior Alex Davis says staying close is a way to show "that a disaster can't beat us."
And senior Cameron Knight says if he had a choice to live anywhere in the country, he'd still pick his hometown.
Westmoore was the first of three schools to hold commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a strong tornado Monday; 24 people died and hundreds were injured.
The Moore School District canceled its school year after the tornado hit the Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, but wants graduation ceremonies to go on.
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