Nursing Home Abuse

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Employee Discusses Poor Care at Shutdown Nursing Homes

In a recent local news interview, an anonymous employee discussed the conditions at two assisted living facilities that were shut down by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment last week. These facilities did not meet medical and safety… Read More

Senior Care Worker to Serve Three to Six Months in Jail for Elder Neglect

A senior care home operator at a facility in Rohnert Park, California, will serve a three to six-month jail sentence and be put on probation for three years for elder neglect that led to a resident's death. She is prohibited from operate a care home while… Read More

Illinois Department of Public Health Cites Seven Nursing Homes for Violations

Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) annual report revealed numerous violations at seven Quad-Cities-area nursing homes. The violations involved abuse and neglect of residents, including one case of accidental strangulation… Read More

What You Should Know About Home Health Care Abuse

As the population ages, more people are turning to home health care as a way to maintain some level of independence. Patients receive care in their homes instead of moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility. While most home health workers… Read More

Analysis Shows Outsourcing Nursing Home Services Causes Poor Care

An analysis by Kaiser Health News (KHN) reveals that more than 11,000 nursing homes from across the nation are outsourcing a variety of goods and services. In many cases, these business arrangements are allowing outside companies to make millions while… Read More

Five Charged with Homicide for Two Deaths at Colorado Long-Term Care Facilities

The Colorado Attorney General's (AG) Office charged five people with homicide over two deaths in 2014 and 2016 at two long-term care facilities, the Seacrest House and Ashley Manor Assisted Living Facility. All five were charged with criminally negligent… Read More

94-Year-Old Resident's Face Covered in Bruises After Fall at Oklahoma Nursing Home

A 94-year-old resident of the Ranchwood Nursing Center in Yukon, Oklahoma, has a broken hand, purple bruises all over her face and one eye swollen shut after a recent fall. Family members say there is a chance their loved one could lose the eye that is… Read More

Federal Government Reduces Use of Fines for Nursing Home Violations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is discouraging federal regulators from issuing fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them at risk of injury or death. The CMS claims reducing the use of fines against nursing homes that… Read More

Pennsylvania Department of Health Fines Nursing Home Close to $800,000

St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Darby, Pennsylvania, is facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH).   The nursing home was fined $675,750 over numerous problems with resident… Read More

Police Arrest Retirement Home Staffer for Elderly Neglect After Patient Death

Last Thursday, an administrator from the Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston, Florida, was arrested for elderly neglect. The woman is accused of failing to obtain medical care in a timely manner after a resident fell and suffered a head injury… Read More

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