Middletown nursing home’s AC breaks amid scorching temps

Dozens of elderly and bedridden patients were evacuated beneath tents and into buses after the Highland Rehabilitation and Nursing Home's air conditioner broke down Saturday.

Dozens of elderly and bedridden patients were evacuated beneath tents and into buses after the Highland Rehabilitation and Nursing Home's air conditioner broke down Saturday. (8/15/16)

MIDDLETOWN - The air conditioning at a Middletown nursing home broke during this weekend’s scorching conditions.

Dozens of elderly and bedridden patients were evacuated beneath tents and into buses after the Highland Rehabilitation and Nursing Home's air conditioner broke down Saturday. There is no word on where the nursing home's patients were evacuated to.

Officials say the facility, located on Highland Avenue, had the same problem in May. That incident caused the hospitalization of three patients.

City and county officials say the owners are due in court Thursday over the last breakdown and have called it and the emergency evacuation among the worst possible situations for patients to be in.

The Middletown mayor is holding a news conference Tuesday about the situation.

 

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