Coroner: 95-year-old dies after being pushed, breaking hip at Denver nursing home

DENVER — A 95-year-old woman died Thursday from complications of a broken hip that police said she suffered when she was pushed by another nursing home patient.

It happened at Manor Care Health Services (290 S. Monaco Parkway). The Denver Office of the Medical Center said someone pushed Nina Rosenfeld, causing her to fall and break her left hip.

She was taken to Rose Medical Center where she later died.  Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

Manor Care said in a statement the resident who pushed Rosenfeld no longer lives at the nursing home.

The safety and well-being of our residents is our primary concern. We have a long standing history of delivering quality care to our residents and our staff is deeply committed to their emotional and physical well-being.

In accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, we are not permitted to discuss individual residents who reside or have resided in the facility due to our commitment to residents’ confidentiality and rights.

Regarding the recent altercation by one of our residents, we have a zero tolerance for any behavior that could cause injury or harm to our residents, staff or visitors. Our staff followed our protocols. We extend our appreciation to our staff for acting immediately last week.

The resident who initiated the incident is no longer in the center. We were saddened to learn that one of our residents passed away while in the hospital. Our thoughts go out to her family.