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Posts tagged "Florida"

Registered Nurse Narcotics Theft Leads to Suspension

A recent registered nurse narcotics theft at two nursing home facilities has left the nurse facing sanctions, and his patients in great pain. Reporters from the Miami Herald name Brett Edwards as the accused in the registered nurse narcotics theft case and claim that he committed robberies at two different nursing homes before being caught. … Continue reading Registered Nurse Narcotics Theft Leads to Suspension

Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

A recent initiative for Florida home surveillance relaxation could allow more nursing homes to get away with neglectful conditions. According to current Florida law, a nursing home cited for a Class 1 violation or multiple Class 2 violations will then be investigated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) every six months for … Continue reading Florida Home Surveillance Relaxation Could Jeopardize Resident Safety

Florida Fatality Team Bill Begins Its Fourth Attempt in Legislature

On Jan. 24, 2020, a bill designed to allow the creation of an investigative body to look into elder abuse deaths began its fourth attempt at passage according to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News. The Florida fatality team bill, proposed by Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson, has failed to pass three times in the … Continue reading Florida Fatality Team Bill Begins Its Fourth Attempt in Legislature

Florida Social Security Fraud Sends Former Mrs. Florida to Jail

A former Mrs. Florida faces time in jail after she stole her mother’s social security checks to use for her own gain according to the Naples Daily News. Karyn Turk recently pleaded guilty to the Florida Social Security fraud and now faces one month of jail time, five months of house arrest, and over 100 … Continue reading Florida Social Security Fraud Sends Former Mrs. Florida to Jail

Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

As the fall begins to concede to winter and the holiday season creeps up on many Americans, the spirits of generosity and pressures of family gatherings swirl together. One often overlooked part of this ritual is the tradition of nursing home holiday visits from family and friends. Though some residents regularly receive checkups from family … Continue reading Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Macclenny Resident Assault Results in Two Nursing Home Staffers’ Arrest

In Macclenny, Florida two former nursing assistants are now in a jail cell following reports of savage mishandling of an elderly resident. The Macclenny resident assault was revealed on Tuesday along with the arrest of the perpetrators: Trestany Wilkerson and Rikki Davis. The Macclenny resident assault occurred at the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab facility. The … Continue reading Macclenny Resident Assault Results in Two Nursing Home Staffers’ Arrest