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Foul conditions, heartbreaking stories emerge from Sodus nursing home

Foul.

Objectively looking at the reports and footage that have come from Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center can only draw one conclusion: That the system has failed these people.

News10NBC has been exposing problems inside Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for nearly a year, but a recently obtained video shows the condition of a leg wound left mostly untreated for weeks.

The subject of that video, which can be viewed here – nearly died from that infection. She was 52-years-old, and is now suing the facility’s ownership.

They say the Geneva woman was in kidney failure and had a buildup of fluid in her legs. She was rushed to Geneva General Hospital where doctor’s discovered the extent of issues around that leg wound.

It was the nurses at the outside Dialysis Center who noticed a foul smell and discovered the wound under a bandage.

She was admitted to the hospital for a month due to advanced skin lesions – which required surgery. The MRSA infection she suffered from required extensive reconstructive surgery.

The New York State Department of Health inspection records show Sodus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has been cited on a number of occasions for lack of proper wound and sore care.

Calls and emails to the facility, it’s ownership group and the law firm representing the owner continue to go unreturned.

Read more from WHEC’s report here.

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