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Seven nurses indicted at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center

Seven Nurses Indicted for Nursing Home Patients’ Mistreatment and Death

Ohio Attorney General David Yost announced Thursday that seven nurses from Whetstone Gardens and Care Center, a Columbus nursing home, have been indicted on 34 combined charges including gross patient neglect and involuntary manslaughter, according to CNN. One was a contract nurse practitioner, the other six were employees in 2017 when one patient suffered physical harm … Continue reading Seven Nurses Indicted for Nursing Home Patients’ Mistreatment and Death

A newborn baby born to a woman in a coma in a nursing home in Arizona

Perpetrator Charged in Nursing Home Birth Case in Arizona

UPDATED: According to the New York Times, a 36-year-old nurse named Nathan Sutherland was charged with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse. Two months ago a patient in a vegetative state in Arizona gave birth which launched an investigation of mistreatment, rape, and abuse within nursing homes. Attorney Rick Romley has been hired to look … Continue reading Perpetrator Charged in Nursing Home Birth Case in Arizona

A Pennsylvania nurse calling in a nursing home death report

Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Must Report Deaths to Coroners

A 2016 PennLive investigation found that 46 Pennsylvania nursing home residents died from poor care and neglect between 2013 and 2015. Last November, PennLive published a follow-up investigation showing evidence that some of Pennsylvania’s most troubled nursing homes haven’t improved their standards of care for the elderly, despite an attorney general’s lawsuit and pledges of … Continue reading Pennsylvania Nursing Homes Must Report Deaths to Coroners

An older man thinking about how Alzheimer's affects African Americans

Discoveries May Improve Identification of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

There’s some much-needed good news on the science horizon when it comes to older African Americans and Alzheimer’s disease, according to MedPage Today. This is a particularly salient development because African Americans have a significantly higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, perhaps even twice as high than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. In a study published in … Continue reading Discoveries May Improve Identification of Alzheimer’s in African Americans

A worried nurse thinking about nursing home unemployment rates

Study Shows Unemployment Rates Impact Nursing Home Care

A study conducted by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and published to the Gerontologist found that nursing homes see improvement in care quality and employee retention during periods of economic recession and worsens when the economy is good. This is among one of the first known studies to examine how fluctuations in business cycles (economic … Continue reading Study Shows Unemployment Rates Impact Nursing Home Care

Photos of trees blowing during the Hurricane Irma nursing home fiasco

Judge Revokes FL Nursing Home License After 12 Died in Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma was a Category 4 storm that swept through North and Central Florida in early Sept. 2017. This storm brought destruction and tragedy for many, but as of early Jan. 2019, some are now getting justice. The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has been formally charged with negligence as reported by News4Jax in January … Continue reading Judge Revokes FL Nursing Home License After 12 Died in Hurricane Irma