Funeral home attendants who went to remove the body of a woman who died at a nursing home mistakenly took her elderly roommate, who was still alive, officials said.

The mixup was discovered when the attendants took the woman to the funeral home to prepare her body for embalming and detected signs of life in what they thought was a corpse.The woman was taken to the emergency room at Flushing Hospital and later returned to the Bridge View Nursing Home in Queens.