Three workers at Colorado care home are charged over death of 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who was left outside in 102-degree heat for six hours 

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  • Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny Logan, 50, and Leticia Martinez, 27, have been charged with negligent death and criminally negligent manslaughter of an at-risk person.
  • Johnson and Martinez were also charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly making patient records,
  • He reportedly left Hazel Place, 86, in the heat for six hours at the Cappella Assisted Living and Memory in Grand Junction, Colorado, on June 14.
  • Her family said it was fun to be outside the place, but she had to be checked every hour as she was at risk of falling, her family said.
  • She noted that the director of the assisted living facility told her that she had gone out between 2 pm and 2.30 pm that day and was not found until 8.30 pm that night.
  • During that time, his son, Dave said, no one checked on him or offered him water, as the temperature reached 102-degrees.
  • The assisted living facility said in a statement that it reported the circumstances surrounding Place’s death to regulators and conducted an internal investigation.

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Three assisted living facility employees are being charged with the death of an 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease, who officials alleged were left outside for six hours in 102-degree heat.

Jamie Johnston, 30, Jenny Logan, 50, and Leticia Martinez, 27, charged with both felony negligent death and criminal negligent manslaughter of an at-risk person in the death of Hazel Place at Cappella Assisted Living and Memory in Grand Junction had gone. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Tuesday, June 14.

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According to court documents describing the charges, Johnson and Martinez were charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly making patient records.

“When our loved ones are vulnerable and in need of care, Colorado residents need to be able to rely on their caregivers,” Weiser said in a statement. ‘My department is committed to holding accountable those who take advantage of this, and harm the aging population of our state.’

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Weiser’s office, which worked with Grand Junction Police to investigate Place’s death through the Medicaid fraud unit, did not provide details about how Place died, but National Weather Service data show that The day the high temperature in Grand Junction was 102 degrees Fahrenheit. that day.

Hazel Place, 86, died on June 14 after being outside in the heat for six hours at an assisted living facility in Grand Rapids, Colorado.

Place had been a resident of Capella Assisted Living and Memory for three years, and staff members reportedly had to check on her every hour.

Place had been a resident of Capella Assisted Living and Memory for three years, and staff members reportedly had to check on her every hour.

According to Place’s daughter Donna Golden, Place preferred to be outside, but suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia and needed to be checked every hour because of the risk of falls, she explained. daily watchdog In Grand Junction.

Place had been in the facility for almost three years, and the staff should have been aware of his routine.

But, Golden said, the director of the assisted living facility told the family after her death that she went to the courtyard between 2 and 2.30 p.m. that day, and was not found until 8.30 that evening.

Place’s daughter Donna Golden said, ‘She sat there for six hours in a 100 degree temperature without checking a person. KKCO. ‘They knew her routine, knew what she did – and none of them decided to check on her the whole time. So she sits there, and dies.’

Her brother Dave Place said that during that time the staff did not give her water.

‘She died because of neglect, she didn’t need it,’ said Golden. She was 86 with dementia, he needed to see her. Every hour, she should have been checked, and she was not.

‘So now, not only to deal with her loss, but to learn how she had to endure and it could have been prevented – she didn’t have to die that day.’

Place's daughter Donna Golden told KCCO that the director of the assisted living facility told the family that she went into the courtyard between 2 and 2.30 p.m. that day, and was not found until 8.30 that evening.

Place’s daughter Donna Golden told KCCO that the director of the assisted living facility told the family that she went into the courtyard between 2 and 2.30 p.m. that day, and was not found until 8.30 that evening.

During that time, his son Dave Place said that he was not given water because the temperature was 102 degrees.  had reached

During that time, his son Dave Place said that he was not given water because the temperature was 102 degrees. had reached

Johnson’s attorney, Havila Lilly, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johnson is presumed innocent.

Lilly also said Johnson was concerned that the assisted living center had not been held accountable, but declined further comment because he had yet to find evidence in the case.

Court records did not list an attorney representing Logan, and Martinez is represented by an attorney from the Public Defender’s Office, who does not comment on the cases.

Asked whether the operators of the facility could also possibly face charges, Weezer’s spokesman, Lawrence Pacheco, said he could not comment further than the one issued by the office because the case is active.

He said that the court documents detailing the evidence collected against the activists have been sealed.

Capella Assisted Living and Memory said in a statement that it reported the circumstances surrounding Place’s death to regulators and conducted an internal investigation that led to the sacking of two workers.

The third employee was put on ‘check leave’.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of this lovely resident, and we continue to send our sincere sympathies to this resident’s family and friends,” the statement read.

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