State-run veterans home a death-trap

Early one morning last summer, 79-year-old Korean War-era veteran William Senn left his nursing home building, walked toward a lake on the property, and apparently had a heart attack. He was found hours later, drowned in 12 inches of water.

Inspectors cited the state-run Veterans Home at King for failing to conduct a thorough search for Senn after workers noticed he was not in the dining hall for breakfast or in his room.

Death highlights increasing problems at state-run veterans home : Wsj.