Louise High was admitted to Brandywine Senior Living at Upper Providence. At the time of her admission, High suffered from dementia, hypertension, a bladder tumor and gait dysfunction. Because of these conditions, she was required to receive help with medication and activities of daily living.
During the second week of High’s admission to this facility, the staff at the nursing home found her on the floor of her room, clutching her right hip. Later that day, she fell on her right side and vomited.
She was taken to a hospital emergency room where she was diagnosed as having a fractured hip and sepsis. Her condition continued to decline. She died several months later and was survived by her two adult sons.