Prayers to the family.. A elderly women was found dead in the woods behind The Merriman Nursing Home in Akron, Ohio.
According to reports the nursing staff was unaware that the resident was missing.
An 82-year-old assisted living facility resident was found dead Tuesday outside the facility after not being seen for two days.
The Summit County Medical Examiner said Joan L. Meredith, who has a history of dementia, was last seen Sunday evening at the Merriman Nursing Home in Akron.
On Tuesday, staff contacted Meredith’s family to see when she would return.
“Nursing home staff had presumed she had taken a leave of absence from the facility with family,” the medical examiner said.
82-year-old Joan L. Meredith first reported missing on Sunday, a full two days before she was finally found. The staff assumed to have checked out of the center to be with family.
The facility where she was staying, The Merriman, has just two out of a possible five-star rating on Medicare.gov .
Prayers to the family. The Nursing home is currently under investigation.