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Iowa Nursing Home Resident Who Was Found Soaked in Blood Dies

A nurse aide working at a Williamsburg, Iowa long-term care facility discovered a female resident soaked in blood on June 2, 2023 at approximately 9:45 p.m. She was lying on the floor of her room and saying she was in pain “all over” her body. The aide who discovered her…

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Former Nurse at Lenox Care Center Agrees to Surrender Her License

The Iowa Board of Nursing reached a settlement with Teresa King that requires her to give up her license to practice. Over the summer, King was charged for allegedly tying a patient to a wheelchair with a bed sheet. The board also charged King for excessive drinking that impaired her…

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Iowa Authorities Cite Griswold Rehab and Health Care Center For Failing to Serve Prescribed Diets

Iowa authorities have cited a Cass County nursing home for failure to serve a prescribed diet. The citation follows the death of a resident after she was served coleslaw that had not been sufficiently minced. Iowa’s Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing (DIAL) proposed fining the facility (Griswold Rehab and…

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Las Cruces Man Charged for Sexual Assault of Mentally Handicapped NH Resident

A Las Cruces, New Mexico man is facing multiple charges, including criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual penetration. The man, 70-year-old Larry Jennings, was found naked in bed with a female resident at a nursing home in Las Cruces. Staff became concerned when the woman, who is mentally handicapped, did…

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Repeatedly Cited Iowa Nursing Home Asks for More Medicaid Funds

Arbor Court Nursing Home in Mount Pleasant Iowa is seeking additional taxpayer dollars from the state. The 62-bed facility is owned and operated by Arbor Court Healthcare. This often-cited facility has been placed on the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services’ (CMS) special focus facilities list. The special focus list…

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Nurse Told to Falsify Patient Records at Iowa Care Facility

A nurse who formerly worked at a Sioux City care facility testified that she resigned from her position after being asked to falsify patient records. According to her testimony at a recent hearing, management at the facility asked Teresa A. Hansen to train unqualified workers to administer daily medication to…

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Glenwood Home for the Disabled Cited Seventh Time in 19 Months

Following recent inspections by the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing, a state-run home for the disabled has been cited for the seventh time in 19 months. The fines assessed against the facility, Glenwood Resource Center, were for failing to provide adequate care to its residents. Inspection reports state…

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Iowa Care Facility Cited Third Time for Failing to Protect Residents

Correctionville Specialty Care has been cited for failing to protect residents in its care. This is the third such citation for this western Iowa nursing home. Correctionville has a prior history of serious violations. Violations Discovered During a Recent Inspection State inspectors reported that a wheelchair-bound resident managed to exit…

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Nurses Charged for Being Under the Influence While On Duty

Two nurses have been charged for reportedly being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on duty. Rocquel Clark The Iowa Board of Nursing reported that on June 14, 2022, Rocquel Clark, 34, of Madison County was working a shift at an unnamed nursing home. Multiple workers there that…

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Iowa Care Facility Cited for Putting Disabled Persons in Jeopardy

The West 32nd Community Living Home is an intermediate care facility for individuals suffering from various intellectual disabilities. The facility, which is located in Dubuque, Iowa, has eight beds. Many residents there need 24-hour supervision to ensure they do not harm themselves or others. Last month, the Iowa Department of…

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