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Iowa woman declared dead found alive at funeral home, report says

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa care home is being fined $10,000 after declaring one of its residents dead and transferring her to a funeral home – where she was found to still be alive.

A report from the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals says the mistaken death declaration occurred on Jan. 3 after a staff member at the Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Urbandale reported that the woman, 66, had died about 6 a.m. The report said the woman, who had early onset dementia, anxiety and depression, had been in hospice care since Dec. 28.

The staff member reported she could no longer feel the woman’s pulse and alerted a nurse practitioner, who made the death declaration, the report said. Iowa law allows nurses and physicians’ assistants, in addition to doctors, to declare a patient dead.

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