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Nursing Home Resident Moved, Family Unaware

Frightened and shocked...that's how one Amarillo family describes feeling after their 97-year old mother is moved from one nursing home to another with out their knowledge.

Pam Somerville says the family had planned to move Mira Somerville to a Georgia Manor but says nothing was official. Mira Somerville had been staying at Palo Duro Nursing and Rehab but when Pam went for a visit she says Mira was gone.  Palo Duro officials say Georgia Manor should have notified the family and Georgia Manor says Palo Duro should have.

Palo Duro also says they moved Somerville because Georgia Manor asked them to do but Georgia Manor says they were not expecting her. NewsChannel 10 called The Texas Department of Aging and Disability services and officials say every case is different so they could not tell us if any rules were broken in this case.

They say if you ever have this problem or are worried about how a nursing home treats someone call 1-800-458-9858.


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