Saturday, December 08, 2012

Maryland nursing home accused of neglect

A Maryland nursing home is accused of deadly neglect. St. Thomas More in Hyattsville has an extensive history of health and safety violations. Tonight state health officials are blaming poor medical care for a patient's death. One state health official told Fox5 patients at St. Thomas More are at higher risk than at other nursing homes because of the ongoing deficiencies.

A former patient at St. Thomas More claims he almost died. James Franklin remains weak and bed ridden, six months after his stay at the 230-bed facility for what should have been the road to recovery. "I mean I didn't have no idea that I would still be here in the hospital. And for me to be in the hospital has been a tragic chance for me," Franklin told FOX5 from his hospital bed.FOX 5 Investigates: Maryland nursing home accused of neglect - DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG:

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

State Supreme Court Allows Patients To Sue Nursing Home Owner

The state Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a group of nursing home patients can sue Covenant Care for allegedly violating California nurse-staffing standards, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Covenant Care owns 16 nursing homes in Alameda County.
State standards require long-term skilled-nursing facilities to provide each patient with 3.2 hours of nursing care per day.
The nursing home patients filed a lawsuit against Covenant alleging that it violated state standards at least 35% of the time over a four-year period, beginning in December 2006.State Supreme Court Allows Patients To Sue Nursing Home Owner - California Healthline:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Nursing home resident allegedly raped by caregiver

A carer has been charged with sexually assaulting a disabled resident at a nursing home near Wollongong.
Police say the man abused the 82-year-old woman while working in the high care ward at Unanderra last month.
The alleged victim is disabled and suffers from a number of medical conditions.
The 41-year-old turned himself in to police yesterday and was refused bail.
He is due to face court today on two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated indecent assault.Nursing home resident allegedly raped by carer - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):