- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island nursing home has pleaded guilty to attempting to cover up the circumstances surrounding the 2012 death of a resident.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1GzTiE3 ) the Medford Multicare Center for Living entered the plea Thursday in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead to one count of first-degree attempted falsifying business records.

The corporation and nine of its employees were indicted in the death of 72-year-old Aurelia Rios, of Central Islip.

Rios died at the nursing home on Oct. 26, 2012, hours after a respiratory therapist failed to attach her to a ventilator when she went to sleep for the night.

In exchange for pleading guilty, the New York Attorney General’s office promised not to prosecute the nursing home for any alleged crime related to Rios’ death.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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