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.


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."


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."


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:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Morphine mistake leads to Nursing Home Patient's Death

A nursing home in Minnesota has been cited for neglect in the case of an elder who died after nurses gave him 10 times his prescribed dose of morphine.
The Mahnomen Health Center,  has been found responsible by the state for failing to transcribe the man’s medications accurately.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daughter blames nursing home for wrongful death

A West Va. woman says a pattern of abuse and neglect at Beulah Land Assisted Living led to her mothers death.
The lawsuit was filed by her against Beulah Land Personal Care Home LLC, doing business as Beulah Land Assisted Living.
Her mother had been there for 3 years.

Daughter blames nursing home for mother’s alleged wrongful death | West Virginia Record:

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nursing home worker charged with Rape of Patient

Police arrested a former employee of the Brian Center Nursing Home in Waynesville after a resident in February reported being raped by a CNA.
Waynesville Police on March 31 arrested Louis Gomez, 58, who worked as a certified nurse assistant. He has been charged with second-degree rape, said detective Chris Chandler with the Waynesville Police Department.
He was removed from the Brian Center once police learned of the allegation, Chandler said.
Police are continuing to investigate whether there might have been other victims, Chandler said.
Since the allegations have been made, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services conducted an investigation. 
Former nursing home worker charged with raping resident:

Monday, April 25, 2016

Kentucky lawsuits filed against Stanford Golden LivingCenter

According to a recent Stanford Journal:  "Two lawsuits were filed against a Stanford nursing home allege that the facility failed to deliver care, services and supervision to two nursing home residents whose health suffered as a result.
On Dec. 22, a wrongful death nursing home lawsuit was filed in Lincoln County Circuit Court alleging that a resident died April 4 due to neglect suffered while at Stanford's Golden Living Center.
Another complaint was filed against the Stanford nursing home facility on Dec. 23 and alleges several of the same defendants failed to fulfill their obligations of care to another resident of the Golden Living Center.
Both complaints cite alleged violations of statutory standards and regulations governing nursing homes in Kentucky,

Two lawsuits filed against Stanford Golden LivingCenter - The Interior Journal: Stanford:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Massachusetts identifies misleading nursing homes ads

Kay Lazar wrote an article recently in the Boston Globe indicating that Massachusetts State regulators released the names of 51 Massachusetts nursing homes recently cited for advertising dementia care services when they don’t actually offer such care, or "had not submitted paperwork to verify they" were. Included on this list were 10 Kindred Nursing Homes.

State identifies nursing homes cited for misleading Alzheimer's ads - The Boston Globe:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

South Jersey Nursing Home Accused Of Abuse

A former charge nurse at a South Jersey nursing home claims she was fired after bringing forth allegations of nursing home abuse, Fox 29 reported.
The nurse worked at the Voorhees Center Nursing Home for eight years, but was forced to leave her job after bringing forth allegations of abuse, according to the report.
Alleged abuse reportedly included a recently deceased 85-year-old woman who suffered from dementia.
Department of Health records and federal inspection records found conditions at the nursing home constitute “immediate jeopardy to resident health and safety. That citing was lifted the same day when quick changes were made, according to the report.
South Jersey Nursing Home Accused Of Abuse

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Ill. Nursing home faces lawsuit

A new management company says it is seeking to improve the former Waters of Yorktown nursing home, which was rated below average by Medicare and is facing a lawsuit accusing it of not seeking prompt medical care for an injured resident.
Now doing business as Yorktown Manor, the 100-bed facility's had been managed by Chicago-based Infinity Healthcare Management, which administers 16 "Waters" nursing homes in Indiana.
The Waters of Yorktown was sued last week by Cheryl Craig, whose mother, Adeline Griffey, had been admitted to the nursing home on July 7, 2010, after surgery for a fractured left hip.  
IMG new owner Mark Ide gave the The Star Press this statement: “As the new operators we are seeking to upgrade the facility and the operations to improve our overall customer satisfaction and rating.”

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Woman Sues Chicago Nursing Home for Negligence

A Cook County woman is suing a nursing facility in Homewood for the wrongful death of her mother. Mary Tyus claims that her mother died because of negligent care she received as a patient of Manor Care of Homewood Illinois and The Ingalls Memorial Hospital, reported the Cook County Record. 
In the lawsuit Tyus claims that the medical staff at the facilities failed to properly treat pressure sores that her mother developed while living at the facilities from December 2013 to February 2014, reported The Record. 
Woman Sues Homewood Nursing Home for Negligence | Patch:

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Man charged in nursing home sexual assault

Police in Union County have charged a man after they say he sexually assaulted a patient at an assisted living facility.

"When deputies arrived on scene, administration told them than an employee witnessed a male nurse sexually assault a patient at around 3:30 a.m. The female victim reportedly suffers from dementia and was not capable of defending herself, according to Union County officials."

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Courthouse News Service

According to the "Courthouse News Service",   a Chicago nursing home allowed a quadriplegic man to develop a 4-inch-by-4-inch open bed sore, and once failed to change his catheter for four weeks, lapses that led to his early death, his family claimed in a recent complaint filed in court.
 In 2014 hospital staff found that the residents catheter had not been changed in over four weeks.
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