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Posts tagged "Nursing Home Abuse"

Sioux City Resident Robbery Concludes With Caretaker’s Plea

The story of a Sioux City resident robbery has begun to conclude with justice for the victim. 52-year-old, Ronald Taylor, has reversed his plea on the count of stealing large quantities of money from his ward, The Sioux City resident robbery began on July 28, 2017, and continued until June 2019. During that time, Ronald … Continue reading Sioux City Resident Robbery Concludes With Caretaker’s Plea

Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

On Feb. 28, 2020, a new nursing facility care bill has passed in Georgia’s legislative house by a staggering 160 – 1 vote. If this bill passes the Senate, it will become law, requiring nursing homes, assisted living centers, and personal care homes to reevaluate the level of care they are providing to their residents. … Continue reading Nursing Facility Care Bill Passes Georgia House by Overwhelming Vote

Ruthie’s Law Lawsuit Filed by Nursing Homes to Avoid Enforcement

A lawsuit has been filed against officials from Erie County, New York by eight nursing homes and the state association over the legality and enforceability of a local law known as Ruthie’s Law. The Ruthie’s Law lawsuit was filed the week of Feb. 17, 2020, in the New York State Supreme Court and neither side … Continue reading Ruthie’s Law Lawsuit Filed by Nursing Homes to Avoid Enforcement

Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

A bill has been presented in the Georgia legislation that could change the way that nursing homes and coroners document deaths. The Georgia coroner’s law could remove a nursing home’s ability to sign death certificates without a coroner’s approval. The Georgia coroner’s law, formerly known as House Bill 262, is currently pending before the General … Continue reading Georgia Coroner’s Law Could Catch Nursing Home Abusers

Tomball Concealed Camera Leads to Caretaker’s Arrest

In Tomball, Texas, a nursing home caretaker has been arrested after a camera was placed in one resident’s room. The Tomball concealed camera recorded the caretaker verbally and physically abusing the resident and then mocking the resident for their injuries. The Tomball concealed camera case began when Merry West Teno was visiting her mother and … Continue reading Tomball Concealed Camera Leads to Caretaker’s Arrest

Illinois Nursing Home Report Finds Major Infractions in Two Homes

The Peoria Journal Star reported that two nursing homes from Peoria, Illinois, have been fined following a report that found them in violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The Illinois nursing home report fines amounted to $50,000 total, $25,000 each. According to the Illinois Nursing Home Act, the Generations at Peoria and Sharon … Continue reading Illinois Nursing Home Report Finds Major Infractions in Two Homes

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

Foley Financial Exploitation Targets Four Nursing Home Residents

On Jan. 22, 2020, reporters at AL.com described the arrest of a 19-year-old woman from Foley, South Carolina who was arrested in connection with the financial exploitation of at least four residents of a nursing home that she was employed at. The Foley financial exploitation case, reports say, could result in significant jail time for … Continue reading Foley Financial Exploitation Targets Four Nursing Home Residents

Minnesota Monitoring Law Allows Remote Resident Surveillance

This month, a Minnesota monitoring law has received some much-needed clarification with regard to its jurisdiction over nursing home residents. After an extensive period of adjustment and compromise, nursing home residents are now allowed to install surveillance equipment in their rooms with some restrictions according to the Star Tribune. The Minnesota monitoring law, officially known … Continue reading Minnesota Monitoring Law Allows Remote Resident Surveillance

Crane Nursing Home Assaults Culprit Accepts Plea Deal From Prosecutors

From June 1, 2018, until Aug. 15, 2018, a series of sexual assaults were committed by a resident of Crane, Missouri on two women who were deemed to be mentally disabled. According to reports and court documents gathered by KY3 News, the perpetrator of the Crane nursing home assaults has now accepted a plea deal. … Continue reading Crane Nursing Home Assaults Culprit Accepts Plea Deal From Prosecutors

U.K. Hidden Camera Footage Leads to Five Nursing Aides’ Arrest

U.K. hidden camera footage in a Brent nursing home has placed five nursing aides in custody after over a year of accusations. The nursing aides in question are accused of threatening, berating, striking, and abusing a 94-year-old woman with dementia, Paniben Shah. According to reports from the Evening Standard, Mrs. Shah’s family placed her into … Continue reading U.K. Hidden Camera Footage Leads to Five Nursing Aides’ Arrest

Syracuse Resident Conflict Results in Injuries and Arrests

An incident between a 29-year-old nursing aide and a 90-year-old nursing home resident with dementia concluded with bruises for the resident and charges for the aide. The Syracuse resident conflict has been the subject of a month-long investigation by the Syracuse police department and on Dec. 4, 2019, spokespeople from the police department and Bishop … Continue reading Syracuse Resident Conflict Results in Injuries and Arrests

Nursing Home Investigation Failure Nearly Shutters AZ Health Dept.

Members of an Arizona Senate panel conducting a “sunset” review on the Arizona Department of Health Services’ future on Nov. 7, 2019, narrowly voted to allow the state agency to remain in existence through 2028. The dissidents of the 4-3 vote cited the department’s nursing home investigation failure as the reason for their verdict. One … Continue reading Nursing Home Investigation Failure Nearly Shutters AZ Health Dept.

Hillcrest Sexual Assault of 88-Year-Old Resident Sparks Outrage

The recent sexual assault of an 88-year-old nursing home resident has shocked many citizens of the San Diego and Hillcrest areas. Multiple sources, including ABC Channel 10 San Diego covered the developments of the Hillcrest sexual assault and the fate of the perpetrator. According to officers in the San Diego Police Department who were familiar … Continue reading Hillcrest Sexual Assault of 88-Year-Old Resident Sparks Outrage

CMS Standard Reform Promises to Raise the Bar For Nursing Home Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a series of reforms to the standards to which nursing homes are being held. The CMS standard reform is intended to reshape the way that nursing homes and care facilities are evaluated. The CMS standard reform, which was announced on October 17, will implement a … Continue reading CMS Standard Reform Promises to Raise the Bar For Nursing Home Care

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

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

Seniors with Dementia Face More Health Challenges at Home

Despite the perception that elderly Americans typically spend their last days in nursing homes, the reality is that most seniors today are aging in place in their own homes. Medicaid spending on home-based and community care has outpaced spending on institutionalized care and in 2015, for instance, nearly 60 percent of individuals with dementia (memory … Continue reading Seniors with Dementia Face More Health Challenges at Home

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