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Nursing Home Goes Into Lockdown After Worker Waved Gun in the Air

In September 2022, a suspended employee of a nursing home in Iowa showed up at the facility with a gun. According to a news report, state inspectors investigating the incident say the suspended worker was seen waving a small gun around and threatening to “take care” of an issue with…

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Worker Fired After Talking to State Investigator

Earlier this year, a nursing home caregiver was terminated after she spoke to a state investigator. According to state records, the inspector was investigating conditions at the facility. The caregiver, Brandy Johnson, was a certified nurse aide at the Aspire of Perry nursing home for three years. She was fired…

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Nursing Home Director Charged With Taking Pills From Resident

Former nursing home director Laura Entsminger has been charged for allegedly taking drugs from an assisted living resident in Davenport, Iowa. According to a news report, there is an affidavit filed in Scott County Court against the 49-year-old former director of Oakwood Place Assisted Living Facility. An investigator for the…

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Iowa Facility Issued Citation for Second Death in Fifteen Months

Northridge Village of Ames, a nursing home facility in central Iowa, was cited this week for contributing to the death of a resident in its care. It is not the first time this facility has been issued a citation of this kind. Just last year, in June 2021, Northridge was…

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Assisted-Living Worker Charged With Murder Set to Stand Trial

An assisted-living care worker has been charged with the murder of an elderly resident living at an Iowa facility. The caregiver, 31-year-old Catherine Forkpa, a former employee of the Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing in Bondurant, is facing charges of second-degree murder. The victim is 77-year-old Lynne Stewart, a resident…

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Could Accident Reconstruction Help Your Car Crash Claim?

After a traffic accident, investigators are often able to figure out who was liable. However, car crash claims are not always cut and dry. There are many factors that could make a claim more challenging to resolve. For example, if one or both of the drivers involved are unwilling or…

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Iowa Restaurants and Stores Cited for Food Safety Violations

Last month, state and county inspectors issued citations to Iowa restaurants and grocery stores for hundreds of food safety violations. Some facilities had to close down as a result. When restaurants fail to adhere to food safety rules, it may cause customers to become seriously ill. Iowa Department of Inspections…

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Resident of Iowa Nursing Home Dies After Being Suspended Upside Down Over Bed

State investigators have cited Iowa’s Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center for placing a resident in immediate jeopardy. The resident died on March 19 after a grab bar was installed on a bed and the resident’s upper body got stuck between the headboard and grab bar. The resident was suspended upside…

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Nurse Charged for Allegedly Amputating a Dying Man’s Foot

A nurse in western Wisconsin faces two felony charges in Pierce County for the physical abuse of an elderly person. Mary K. Brown is the 38-year-old defendant accused of intentionally committing great bodily harm and mayhem on an elderly man in her care. Brown is a former employee of the…

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Violations Found at the Six Care Initiatives Nursing Homes

Several Iowa nursing home facilities were recently cited for serious violations. State inspectors investigated the original complaints, many of which were substantiated. In all, allegations against the Iowa nursing homes included multiple complaints of abuse, neglect and medication errors. Hefty fines of up to $80,250 have already been assessed against…

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