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Md. Suspends Elder Care Center After 1-Story Fall

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP)- The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it has suspended the license of an assisted-living facility near Boonsboro after a patient with Alzheimer's disease suffered life-threatening injuries from allegedly falling through an unfinished floor.

The agency said Tuesday that the Soma Manor House could face permanent revocation of its license and a fine.

Eighty-four-year-old Eileen Rindone remains in serious condition at Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Her daughter Michele Carpenter says Rindone was scheduled for surgery Tuesday.

Soma Manor owner Dickson Tabi couldn't be reached immediately for comment. He is charged with reckless endangerment and neglect for allegedly failing to secure the second-floor during renovations.

Police say Rindone fell about nine feet on Thursday. Tabi allegedly waited nearly eight hours before calling an ambulance.

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