Woman who fell from care home window wasn’t found for an hour, son says

Elizabeth Payne, The Ottawa Citizen

Jeannette Fleury lay crumpled on the ground outside Carlingview Manor for an hour last April before officials at the long-term care home found her, according to her son. When found, the 79-year-old woman had no pulse. Luc Fleury said Friday he is angry about the death of his mother, who plummeted from her third-floor bedroom window at the Carling Avenue long-term care home on April 17. He said he’s especially angry it took so long for anyone from the home to find her. “It is supposed to be a secure floor. I know everyone is (short-staffed), but why didn’t they look more? They found her an hour later, that is what they told me.” According to a provincial investigation, security cameras captured Jeannette Fleury entering her room at 8 a.m. She was recorded falling head first to her death less than two minutes later.

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