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, 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.

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.

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 -

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 |

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 |

by Bernard Hamill
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