Thursday, July 06, 2017

Nursing Home fined $550k following death of resident

October 2016: a resident wandered unseen out the doors of a Bremerton nursing home.
hours later an employee found the man lying in the parking lot with his head resting on a curb. Hours later, he was dead.
State Department of Social and Health Services surveyors who investigated the incident found Forest Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center had few safeguards in place to prevent dependent nursing home residents from leaving the facility unsupervised and botched medical care for the resident after he returned to the home, directly contributing to his death.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services penalized the Marion Avenue nursing home $552,109 on Dec. 12, one of the largest penalties in recent years.

Bremerton nursing home fined $550k following death of resident

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Estate Blames Nursing Home for Elders Death


According to a recent filed Nursing Home complaint, a resident at Trinity Health Care "was deprived of his nursing home resident's rights, including the right to be free of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment, the right to receive appropriate treatment and services and the right to receive adequate health care and supportive services.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to implement appropriate care and measures to monitor the elder in order to prevent falls from occurring, and failed to properly hire, train and supervise its employees/agents.http://wvrecord.com/stories/511050241-estate-administrator-blames-nursing-home-operator-for-patient-s-death

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spotting the signs of elder abuse

About one in 10 older adults is estimated to have experienced elder abuse, which can include physical, verbal, sexual and psychological mistreatment, along with neglect and financial exploitation, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Much of that abuse goes unnoticed by friends, family members and even emergency room doctors.
One new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that elder abuse was diagnosed in just one in 7,700 ER visits by older adults — a number that shows the problem often goes undocumented.
http://www.newsbug.info/health/spotting-the-signs-of-elder-abuse/article_979f59ad-e1fa-53fd-b2a4-8c1a3c5a4dc8.html

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Chaska nursing home negligence killed resident

An elderly resident at a  nursing home suffered severe burns and died after falling into a tub of scalding laundry water, according to a state Health Department report that faults the home’s staff for leaving a laundry door open and unattended.
A longtime Eden Prairie resident who had Alzheimer’s, died from what the medical examiner ruled were “thermal injuries,” according to police records released Wednesday.
State Health Department investigators concluded that the operators of Auburn Manor were negligent when the 90-year-old resident, known to wander throughout the facility, ended up on her back in a few inches of 155-degree waste water on Dec. 31.
State: Chaska nursing home negligence killed resident who fell into 155-degree laundry water - StarTribune.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

6 deaths at nursing home connected to virus


Public health officials have linked six nursing home deaths at a Halifax nursing home to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness.
The Nova Scotia Health Authority said it was notified April 4 about a likely outbreak of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) on one floor at an Enhanced Care facility in Armdale, and it spread to a second floor a week later.
The medical officer of health for the Halifax area, said Tuesday more than 30 people have been hit by the virus, and six have died.
"The number of deaths in this case is a bit unusual," he said during an interview.
6 deaths at Halifax nursing home connected to outbreak of respiratory virus | CTV News

Friday, May 05, 2017

Thousands Of Elder Abuse Reports ever Investigated In Person « WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Thousands of allegations of elderly abuse and neglect at Minnesota nursing homes are never investigated in person.
Sen. Jim Abeler was stunned when he heard the statistics from the
Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Health Facility Complaints.
Maltreatment allegations, self-reported by providers, rose dramatically
from 3,600 in 2010 to more than 24,000 in 2016. Only 2 percent of those
were investigated in person last year. And less than 10 percent of
complaint allegations from the public had on-site investigations.Thousands Of Elder Abuse Reports ever Investigated In Person « WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nursing home worker agrees to home detention for video | Crime and Courts | nwitimes.com

A certified nursing assistant who
allegedly posted online a naked video she took of a Michigan City
nursing home resident could avoid time in jail. A
guilty plea offered by the nursing home aide calls for 180 days of home detention
and one year probation. She will be convicted of felony
voyeurism if terms of the plea are accepted in Superior Court prior to her scheduled June  sentencing.

Nursing home worker agrees to home detention for video | Crime and Courts | nwitimes.com

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Elder abuse alleged at Woodstock nursing home


Two sisters claim that their mother, who is now in hospital, was abused at a Woodstock long-term care home. The sisters told CTV News that they hoped their elder abuse allegations would be taken more seriously by the home after the investigation into Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who is accused of killing seven of its residents, came to light. Instead, they say, they haven’t seen any change in the operations at Caressant Care according to the  THE CANADIAN PRESS.
Cathy Long and Jenny Rowe say their mother, Mary Long, lived at Caressant Care for 15 months, during which time she was often neglected. Specifically, they say, they’ve often visited the home only to find their mother slumped over, left in a dirty diaper or soaked in food.

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/new-allegations-of-abuse-at-woodstock-nursing-home-1.3185820

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Senior found guilty in death of nursing home resident

 A Canadian man was recently found responsible for the death of a nursing home patient.
"A jury has found a senior with dementia guilty of second-degree murder for using his walking cane to beat to death a 72-year-old woman, but acquitted him of attempting to murder a 91-year-old woman. The jury deliberated for 10 hours over what responsibility Peter Brooks, 76, had for the attacks at the Wexford long-term care home in March 2013."

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2016/12/01/senior-with-dementia-guilty-in-death-of-nursing-home-resident.html

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Elderly Abuse S.C. Nursing Home

 Great Article from S.C. about a woman who visited a relative and was angered by what she found to be nursing home neglect.
"Elderly abuse ranges from physical, financial, emotional, sexual and anything in between including bedsores, infections, unsanitary environment, neglect and broken bones.
How do you prevent elderly abuse at nursing homes? You do something about it! Like the great Orator Frederick Douglas said, “you agitate”. Do whatever you have to protect your love one and to ensure that the abuse does not continue."


http://www.charlestonchronicle.net/112527/2152/elderly-abuse-at-local-nursing-home-brings-sadness-during-holiday-weekend

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sexual Assaults Stats in Ontario Nursing Homes

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care reported 1,967 "suspected or actual incidents of resident-to-resident nursing home abuse" in 2014. But the ministry did not break down that number according to various abuse categories. In fact 103 reported incidents of sexual assault in 37 Ontario nursing homes were discovered. It also appears that such incidents are under reported.

 Counting sexual assaults in Ontario nursing homes:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Nursing home residents abused

RESIDENTS IN An Irish nursing home suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their carers and were refused showers and left short of food, according to claims in newly released documents. In a complaint to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa), a resident in a nursing home said that they had suffered “emotional and physical bullying”.
The complainant said that residents at the nursing home were refused water due to the risk of them getting wet; that they were left short of food because the staff ate it; and that the staff were negligent and inattentive. The claims are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.Nursing home residents abused and 'left short of food as staff ate it':


Friday, July 29, 2016

Penalties Set against WMassachusetts Nursing Home

The U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services imposed a $278,900 penalty against Woodbriar Health Center, a Massachusetts Nursing Home, this year. Penalties are generally issue for failures to follow nursing care regulations. 2 recent deaths at this facility resulted in several news articles questioning the care given to some residents at this facility.  Severe penalties levied against Wilmington nursing home | Boston Herald:




Friday, July 15, 2016

One in five nursing home residents abused by other residents | Fox News

According to Fox News Health: "At least one in five nursing home residents may endure verbal or physical abuse from their roommates or other residents, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 2,011 nursing home residents and found 407 of them had been involved in at least once occurrence of abuse involving another resident during the four-week study period."
Verbal taunts were the most common, followed by physical assaults, according to the study. Both of these behaviors are illegal under both Federal and State law. One in five nursing home residents abused by other residents | Fox News:




Thursday, June 30, 2016

N.Y. nursing home aide allegedly hit elderly resident


A nursing home aide has been arraigned on criminal charges for allegedly hitting a nursing home resident, The Attorney General’s Office announced a 36-year-old nurse aide was arraigned in Syracuse City Court for first-degree falsifying business records, first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, felonies, and willful violation of health laws, a misdemeanor.
The defendant allegedly hit a male resident in the face and pushed him, causing him to trip and fall and hit his shoulder at the James Square Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
Syracuse nursing home aide arraigned after allegedly hitting: