Woman missing from Penn Hall located

Woman missing from Penn Hall located

There are 32 comments on the Public Opinion story from May 18, 2011, titled Woman missing from Penn Hall located. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

An elderly woman reported missing from Menno Haven Penn Hall has been located, according to the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services.

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hunter

Waynesboro, PA

#1 May 18, 2011
how did she get out IS THERE ALARMS ON THE DOORS maybe understaffed
shirley temple

Chambersburg, PA

#2 May 18, 2011
Very interesting, and I would be very concerned if I had a family member there.
Understanding

Hightstown, NJ

#3 May 18, 2011
Please do not jump to conclusions. If you read the article it says she lived in the independent living section. Those residents are allowed to come and go as they please. Regulations say they should not have locks on the doors to restrict them. It is just like living at their own home. You are NOT allowed to restrain these residents in any way.
Jethro

Greencastle, PA

#4 May 18, 2011
I seen 1 in a blue robe and 1 in a green robe but nothing pink.
Shelby Stanga

Gaithersburg, MD

#5 May 18, 2011
Maybe she needs one of those monkey backpacks with the leash on it.
Shelby Stanga

Gaithersburg, MD

#6 May 18, 2011
monkey
hunter

Waynesboro, PA

#7 May 18, 2011
no one said locks it was stated alarms
Ha Ha

Chambersburg, PA

#8 May 18, 2011
The stupid early morning call was 2 Much.
They called many Home phones in this area with a missing person report.
Why Wake me up for that???? How do I get off call list????
Did they use the emergency phone system 4 the Tornado???
wow

Landisburg, PA

#9 May 18, 2011
Shelby Stanga wrote:
Maybe she needs one of those **** backpacks with the leash on it.
What a heartless thing to say. If you had a loved one there, would you feel the same way. You are just nasty.
Just saying

Chambersburg, PA

#10 May 18, 2011
To "Understanding" If they can come and go as they please than why is it that she was reported missing? She should have been able to do what she pleased if thats the case. If it is a big deal that she left maybe she shouldnt be in the independent living section then.
Thankful

Greencastle, PA

#11 May 18, 2011
I am soo glad to see that there was a concentrated effort to find this person.... Great job to whoever thought of the phone call throughout the county !! Thankfully she is safe and I feel at ease knowing these procedures are in place.
Trumped

Carlisle, PA

#13 May 18, 2011
shirley temple wrote:
Very interesting, and I would be very concerned if I had a family member there.
Ditto, par for the course. That should get a Department of Health invetigation. Bravo to the leadership.....not!
Ol Barney

Huntingdon, PA

#14 May 18, 2011
Please relax folks.

This issue will NOT repeat itself. I have been informed that ALL P-H & M-H residents will have had GPS devices implanted at the base of their neck effective June 1, 2011. This process will begin (please line up in alphabetical order in the chapel) at 0800 on May 20, 2011.

In addition, collar devices which will emit a strong debiitating electrical shock will also be installed for any resident who has a history of "wandering". If they exit a protected doorway during an unauthorized time period, the debilitating shock will be rendered and a loud siren will sound. Hopefully this procedure will send a message to residents that the Administration is serious about those who decide to wander off aimlessly.
mr obvious

Carlisle, PA

#15 May 18, 2011
it really takes 4 hrs and a rescue dog to find an old lady who walked 20 ft away? thats insane
Just Curious

Greencastle, PA

#16 May 18, 2011
It states "she was a resident of the independent living area who had who had moved temporarily to the Manor building. Maybe she needs a wanderguard to work with the alarm system.Maybe she wanted to "go home" to her assisted living area and got lost.I'm glad they found her and nothing major happened to her.
Dr Kiley

Annapolis, MD

#18 May 18, 2011
Just saying wrote:
To "Understanding" If they can come and go as they please than why is it that she was reported missing? She should have been able to do what she pleased if thats the case. If it is a big deal that she left maybe she shouldnt be in the independent living section then.
My thoughts exactly. The warning system seems to be more of a play toy for the staff. Maybe an attempt to get special funding?
Poor Judgement Call

Saint Thomas, PA

#19 May 18, 2011
"An elderly Menno Haven-Penn Hall resident was located safely this morning after a two-hour search."
"She was located around 8:15 a.m."
"Police said she walked out of the Penn Hall residence just before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday."
Hmmm, so they never bothered to start searching for her till after she was out for almost 6 hours! Way to go for the quick response! Yes, I know she was in Independent living, but they obviously knew when she left, but decided to allow her a 6 hour head start before bothering to look.
sad world

Scotland, PA

#20 May 18, 2011
People are so disrespectful to the elderly people. Really....do you have elderly parents or relatives????? Do you have any respect for them??? You also will face old age (maybe) and the circumstances that come along with it.
real story

Newville, PA

#21 May 18, 2011
This article seems to be a statement provided by Menno Haven Penn Hall Administration. What's the other side of the story? Hopefully po will do some investigative reporting, uncover the details and report the real story. Menno Haven Penn Hall seems to have a long history of reporting what they want the public to know. I challenge the newspaper to investigate and report the real story. I'm sure that the Department of Health would be a good lead for the details of this story.
WOW

Mercersburg, PA

#22 May 18, 2011
Umm she was living in the nursing home part..There was an ambulance call there and someone left the emergency personel know she was missing... So if the PO is going to print a story they should print the right information

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