Report: Nursing Homes 'Dumping Grounds' for Mentally Ill ... from Fox News 23-Mar-2009

Report: Nursing Homes 'Dumping Grounds' for Mentally Ill ... from Fox News 23-Mar-2009

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Ivory Jackson had Alzheimer's, but that wasn't what killed him. At 77, he was smashed in the face with a clock radio as he lay in his nursing home bed.

Jackson's roommate — a mentally ill man nearly 30 years younger — was arrested and charged with the killing. Police found him sitting next to the nurse's station, blood on his hands, clothes and shoes. Inside their room, the ceiling was spattered with blood.

"Why didn't they do what they needed to do to protect my dad?" wondered Jackson's stepson, Russell Smith.

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