A true tragedy unfolded earlier this month in a group home charged with caring for severely disabled foster children. According to a report by the Baltimore Sun, a 10-year-old boy died at the care facility because there were not enough caretakers to provided the required one-on-one care that the boy needed.
Evidently, as a young baby, the boy suffered a severe case of shaken baby syndrome. So severe, in fact, that his mother was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence for her involvement. A group home was charged with his care and was provided funding for such care by the State. However, on July 2nd, the boy died when there was only one nurse on staff to care for all the home’s patients.
The staffing shortage came to light when an on-duty nurse came forward, telling all who would listen that she has complained to the staffing company several times without success. Their response, she said, was always, “We know, we know, we’ll fix it.” Now it is too late to fix anything.