LENWOOD – If it was not for a well-check initiated by a 66-year-old Lenwood woman’s sister, she may not have ever been found injured. Early Thursday morning, at around 5:15 a.m. the woman’s sister called to let authorities know that she had not been able to get a hold of her sister for a few days.
A deputy from the Barstow Station responded to the woman’s home in the 34000 block of Western Drive in Lenwood to conduct a well check. When he go there he entered the home and found the woman emaciated on the floor and requested medical assistance. The woman was confused, malnourished and weighed only around 70 pounds authorities said. Through investigation, the deputy determined that the woman had fell and was unable to get up and out of the spot she landed in for around a week. She was unable to reach for a phone to request help.
The woman was taken to Barstow Community Hospital and her condition is listed as serious but stable. She will require ongoing care for rehabilitation so she is expected to be transferred to a long-term care facility. Authorities said that there is no indication that the fall was anything other than accidental.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Deputy David Johnson or Sergeant James Evans at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Barstow Station.
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