Thursday, April 24, 2014

Patient at Seattle nursing home says she was raped

 "Seattle police are investigating an alleged rape of a patient at a nursing home care and rehabilitation center. The victim is a 34-year-old woman with a rare disease that makes it nearly impossible for her to speak or move.
Her family had just moved her from Harborview Medical Center to the Seattle Medical and Rehabilitation Center four days ago. Late Tuesday morning, the victim's mother received a call from the center, informing her that her daughter had been punched in the face and raped.
The victim's older sister, Rita, who doesn't want to be identified, talks through her tears of the horrific ordeal she says her sister endured at the nursing home facility that was supposed to be caring for her.
"She's covered up in a blanket, crying, looking confused and scared," said Rita.
Patient at Seattle nursing home says she was raped | Seattle:
by Bernard Hamill
See more articles:
Nursing Home Abuse
Rape in Nursing Homes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

nursing home owners want judge to reject report in resident freezing death

The owners and former employees of a Brownfield nursing home where a man died of hypothermia in 2012 want an appellate court panel to throw out a report offered by an expert witness looking into the circumstances surrounding his death.

The report by Mark E. Kunik into conditions at Meridian’s residential care facility “was so deficient it constituted no report,” said Robin Green, attorney for Meridian LTC., Tumbleweed Care Center, general partner Theora Management and employees Maria Stella Briones, Kenneth Michael Rice and Scott Steven Spore Brownfield nursing home owners ask judges to reject expert's report in 2012 freezing death | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: