Jeffco Grand Jury Probes Morrison Nursing Home, Bear Creek Center

03 Oct 2019 14:43 #1 by Mountain-News-Events
Jeffco Grand Jury Probes Morrison Nursing Home
By Brian Maass and Kati Weis, CBS Denver
September 30, 2019

MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson county grand jury is investigating accusations of neglect at a Morrison nursing home, the Bear Creek Center, after a 77-year-old resident from the home was hospitalized with bedsores, dehydration, a urinary tract infection, and oral hygiene problems in February. That resident, Mary Alice Rateau, had bedsores so deep, bones and tendons were visible, Rateau’s daughter, Julie Dobbs told CBS4.

Rateau’s children called an ambulance which transported their mother to a Littleton hospital.

Doctors and nurses there called police, according to documents obtained by CBS4, “regarding improper care of the resident at the facility,” initiating an investigation by Morrison police.

A spokesperson for the Morrison police department told CBS4 the department recommended to the district attorney that criminal neglect charges be filed in connection to Rateau’s care. He would not elaborate on who investigators felt should be criminally charged.

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