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Nursing Homes / Part 2 #1151

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1968
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(Studio) Part 2 announced. Substandard home considered.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Melbourne, Florida) Morningside Convalescent Center featured. Bad conditions reported Robert Wyrick, reporter for newspaper "Today", and Nan Hudson, a friend, combine to report conditions at Morningside. [HUDSON - didn't think there could be a place so bad.] Re: worst incident seen. [HUDSON - reports ants in bed sores.] Morningside administration and part owner interviewed. [Mrs. Marie SESSLER - believes some will do anything for money.] Questioned with regard to Hudson report [SESSLER - does not believe ants report] Brevard Care Cntr. visited. Former Morningside patients interviewed. [PATIENT - believes Hudson report true.] [PATIENT - believes Morningside a pig penitentiary] [PATIENT - says Morningside terrible.] [Nurse Patricia SEXTON - answering question, believes there is accuracy in report, though report not diplomatic.] State officials recommend Morningside license suspended; federal government cuts off Medicare eligibility. [Robert WYRICK - criticizes local health department reaction.] Aged pay the price.

(Studio) Morningside's license suspended. Another hearing before Florida state health department slated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Burns, Jim;
Reynolds, Frank

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