Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fellow Patient Charged in NY Nursing Home Rape

 "A 78-year-old woman was beaten and raped in her bed by a fellow patient at a Brooklyn nursing home, the police said yesterday.
The police arrested Samuel Irving, 43, early yesterday and charged with rape and assault in the Friday night attack. Mr. Irving, a double amputee, was homeless before getting a room at the nursing home, Greenpark Care Center at 140 Edwards Street in Fort Greene, and lived down the hall from the victim, an administrator at the home said.
When a nurse doing her rounds passed the victim's room and turned a corner about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, the suspect rolled his wheelchair into the room and closed the door, the administrator, Paul Parawan, said yesterday. When the nurse noticed the door closed three or four minutes later -- it is supposed to be open at all times -- she opened it and saw Mr. Irving on top of the victim, slapping her, Mr. Parawan said."Fellow Patient Charged in Nursing Home Rape - New York Times:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One Third Of Patients Harmed By Their Nursing Homes

A national report on nursing homes was released this week by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a large sampling of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities in one year, roughly a third of the patients were harmed by their treatment in the nursing homes, the study found. And most of that harm could have been prevented.

The report can be found here: Nursing Home Report.

A Third Of Nursing Home Patients Harmed By Their Treatment : Shots - Health News : NPR