So how can this happen - a 100-year old nursing home resident murdered in her room?! Read more here. The son does not blame the nursing home and in fact his mother loved the place. And in terms of quality, it seemed to rank well with the available data from the state and federal government. Was it resident to resident violence? Could she have accidentally suffocated herself? Even when on the surface the experience and the care seem wonderful something tragic like this happens. Not sure what lesson there is here. Without knowing the staff, the residents or the culture it is just too bizarre a situation to analyze. The ironic part - she was still in many ways in the prime of her life. And certainly was a great example of what it means to age with quality EVEN in a nursing home.