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North Carolina Fight Club in Nursing Home Shocks State Authorities

A North Caroline fight club has been discovered at the Danby House, an assisted living facility in Winston-Salem North Carolina. As new details emerge, news sources like The Washington Post have tried to cover this developing story. The North Carolina fight club was created by three nursing aides at the Danby House: Marilyn Latish McKey, … Continue reading North Carolina Fight Club in Nursing Home Shocks State Authorities

Augusta Resident Assaults Leave Two Nursing Home Denizens Injured

The physical abuse of two elderly residents has left residents at the Golden Living Center-Windermere shocked at the alleged conduct of one nursing aide according to The Augusta Chronicle. The alleged perpetrator of the Augusta resident assaults, Jatoria Johnson, has received felony charges after being arrested in early October. The 22-year-old has been charged with … Continue reading Augusta Resident Assaults Leave Two Nursing Home Denizens Injured

Medicare Ratings Reforms Seek to Mark Abusive Nursing Homes

A recent report by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News has described new Medicare ratings reforms that will change the way that nursing home performance is scored. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced these changes in an effort to hold nursing homes more accountable for resident health and safety amongst the waves of abuse reports … Continue reading Medicare Ratings Reforms Seek to Mark Abusive Nursing Homes

Culinary Neglect Places Many Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Culinary neglect may be rarely discussed, but this type of neglect can be extremely dangerous to nursing home residents. Charlene Harrington, a registered nurse, and professor at the University of California San Francisco stated that “There’s huge under-reporting of food issues.” Despite this underreporting, they are quite frequent. As nonprofit investigative journalists at FairWarning discovered. … Continue reading Culinary Neglect Places Many Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Tomball Hidden Camera Scandal Sparks Nursing Assistant Termination

The town of Tomball, Texas has been sent reeling after the daughter of 93-year-old Ethel Teno planted a camera in her mother’s room and captured her mother’s physical and verbal abuse by a nursing assistant who worked at her nursing home. The Tomball hidden camera scandal has drawn the attention of news outlets and the … Continue reading Tomball Hidden Camera Scandal Sparks Nursing Assistant Termination

Aurora Whistleblower Calls Out Colorado Nursing Home Deficiencies

An Aurora whistleblower, Miaya Ramirez, has been blasting her former workplace, University Heights Rehab & Care, claiming that the facility has grossly neglected their residents. The nursing home has refuted the claims completely, but state records tell a different story. According to the Aurora whistleblower, patients at University Heights were suffering from a variety of … Continue reading Aurora Whistleblower Calls Out Colorado Nursing Home Deficiencies

Georgia Abuse Study Reveals Nursing Home and DCH Inadequacies

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution recently published an in-depth report on the inadequacies and issues with consumer information about nursing home abuse. The Georgia abuse study highlighted problems that existed not only in the individual nursing homes examined but in the Georgia Department of Community Health which seemed to be inadequately showcasing the information about abuse and … Continue reading Georgia Abuse Study Reveals Nursing Home and DCH Inadequacies

Westfield Resident Assault Triggers NJ Department of Health Investigation

An 86-year-old woman with dementia at the Westfield Center in Westfield, New Jersey, was discovered by her son with extensive bruising and a broken nose. This Westfield resident assault has now triggered a police investigation and a flood of similar stories from other residents and families who have seen similar abuses in the home. Benny … Continue reading Westfield Resident Assault Triggers NJ Department of Health Investigation

Connecticut Cocaine Controversy Affects Several Nursing Home Residents

The discovery of cocaine in a Connecticut nursing home has resulted in a fine for patient health from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. The Connecticut cocaine controversy centered around the RegalCare nursing home facility in New Haven where at least four residents tested positive for cocaine in their bodies according to The Epoch Times. … Continue reading Connecticut Cocaine Controversy Affects Several Nursing Home Residents

Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Gross Neglect of Resident

In Springfield, Illinois, one nursing home resident’s wrongful death could potentially cost their former facility up to a million dollars according to The Register-Guard. A Springfield wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the Sweet Briar Villa assisted living facility over the death of a resident from 2017. On Sept. 11, 2019, Zandra Heisler filed the … Continue reading Springfield Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Gross Neglect of Resident

Miami Nursing Home Fraud Jails Esformes for 20 Years

On Sept. 12, a historic Miami nursing home fraud case concluded. Philip Esformes was sentenced to 20 years in prison for using his Miami nursing home to commit, as Law360 described it, “the largest health care fraud case” the U.S. Department of Justice had ever prosecuted. Philip Esformes was the owner and profiting party in … Continue reading Miami Nursing Home Fraud Jails Esformes for 20 Years

Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family

Good news on the memory care front – when it comes to Alzheimer’s and related dementias, quality of care can improve quality of life for patients and family caregivers alike according to a new study published this summer. Dementia is a syndrome affecting memory, thinking, and language which is caused most commonly by Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Care Helps Patients and Family

Power of Attorney Abuse Lands Iowa Man in Jail For Spending $23,000

On September 5th, the Siouxland News reported a man for allegedly spending the money of a ward inappropriately under his power of attorney. The alleged perpetrator of this power of attorney abuse is a 52-year-old man named Ronald Taylor. According to Woodbury County court documents, Sioux City resident Ronald Taylor has been accused of dependent … Continue reading Power of Attorney Abuse Lands Iowa Man in Jail For Spending $23,000

Salem Nursing Home Lawsuit Seeks $3 Million for Neglect

A recent account by the Statesman Journal detailed a Salem nursing home lawsuit for almost $3 million in damages following the alleged abuse, neglect, death of a resident. The family of 91-year-old Helen Banks is filing suit against East Salem Assisted Living, LLC after their great-great-grandmother passed away from alleged neglect after only a month … Continue reading Salem Nursing Home Lawsuit Seeks $3 Million for Neglect

Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

The Connecticut legislature has passed a law this year that has drawn serious blowback by proposing a series of nursing home Medicaid cuts to homes that don’t have at least a minimum occupancy level of 70 percent. According to state officials, a total of about $6 million will be recovered from these facilities within a … Continue reading Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

Fort Worth Sexual Assault of Paralyzed Woman Results in Life Sentences

The Fort Worth sexual assault of a 74-year-old woman with dementia has resulted in a jail sentence of two lifetimes. The jury took less than two hours on Aug. 21 to convict 53-year-old Anthony Nyakeo of aggravated sexual assault on an elderly or disabled person. CBS 11 News reported on the Fort Worth sexual assault … Continue reading Fort Worth Sexual Assault of Paralyzed Woman Results in Life Sentences

Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

A Louisiana Health Department report issued following an investigation of the Iberville Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation home in Plaquemine, Louisiana showed some troubling signs that some licensed nurse practitioners at the facility may be troublingly uneducated about specific patient care devices. The resident which sparked the complaint that lead officials to conduct an investigation, a … Continue reading Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Candace Johnson believed that the Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center was the perfect place for her 83-year-old mother to live. Unfortunately, the Summerville home withdrawal that she executed just two months later spoke to the complicated array of issues. Originally housed in New Jersey, Candace Johson’s 83-year-old recent move from New Jersey was supposed to … Continue reading Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Elder Abuse Task Force Reaches Final Michigan Town Hall Meeting

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, State Representative Sarah Cambensy, Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh, and the rest of the Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force hosted the final Elder Abuse Town Hall at Northern Michigan University’s campus Aug. 12, 2019. The final stop of the Elder Abuse Task Force covered a variety of topics, including communicating … Continue reading Elder Abuse Task Force Reaches Final Michigan Town Hall Meeting

Asheville Assault Lands Nursing Assistant Behind Bars

A North Carolina nursing home assistant has been released after assaulting a disabled elderly resident at the StoneCreek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Asheville. The perpetrator of the Asheville assault, 34-year-old Tryquissa Maria Liverman, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault of a disabled individual. The arrest occurred Aug. 15, 2019, at the corporate … Continue reading Asheville Assault Lands Nursing Assistant Behind Bars