Nurs­ing home death toll hits 12 af­ter Irma

Tampa Bay Times - - Nation & World -

Stricken with a rare, life­long dis­ease, Dolores Bi­a­monte lost her abil­ity to walk, talk and see over the years, forc­ing her into a nurs­ing home while still young. The 57-year-old was among the res­i­dents evac­u­ated from the Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter at Hol­ly­wood Hills, the swel­ter­ing nurs­ing home that lost air con­di­tion­ing for three days af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma. Bi­a­monte made it out alive, but now is among the dozen dead res­i­dents. She was the youngest vic­tim — the old­est was 99-year-old Al­bertina Vega, who was a month shy of cel­e­brat­ing her 100th birth­day. Bi­a­monte died late Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to rel­a­tives and the Broward Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice. Her death is part of a joint crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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