It was the summer of 2015, and Betty Crane was looking forward to her 70th wedding anniversary in December.
But at a press conference at the Massachusetts attorney general’s office Wednesday, Crane’s daughter, Candi Hitchcock, said her mother didn’t make it past August. A caretaker at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough didn’t turn on the alarm on Crane’s bed.
“She got up and walked, and she was not found until the shift changed. She had a head injury,” Hitchcock remembered. “We were not notified. The nurse on duty was not notified. There was no wound care at all.”
A week later, Hitchcock said her 89-year-old mother died. She said her mother’s death was a violation of an inherent trust.