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Iowa Nursing Home Cited for Neglect, Illicit Drug Use and Rodents

The Ivy at Davenport is a nursing home in eastern Iowa with a troubled history. This 75-bed facility regularly advertises itself as having “well-appointed, semi-private rooms” with gourmet meals, housekeeping, free cable and more. Yet the stack of complaints against the facility seems to tell a different story. Last April,…

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Details of Horrific Care Conditions in Des Moines Nursing Home Emerge

A staff nurse employed by the Genesis Senior Living facility in Des Moines recently reported that residents there were in immediate danger. The staff nurse cited the horrific quality of care as a reason for her concern. She then went on to describe one of several incidents that occurred while…

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Iowa Nursing Home Cited After a Resident Tried to Smother Her Roommate With a Pillow

Shortly before noon on April 10, a nurse’s aide at Winslow House Care Center in Marion, Iowa reacted after hearing a resident cry out from one of the rooms. The aide went to see what was going on and saw one resident lying down in her bed with another resident standing…

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Why These Two Wisconsin Nursing Homes Now Rank Among Worst in U.S.

At PKSD, we have learned about two more Wisconsin nursing homes that currently rank among the worst-performing long-term care facilities in the U.S. Our firm is deeply committed to keeping you informed about nursing homes that fail to provide the level of care your elderly loved ones deserve. If you…

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Group Home for Adults With Disabilities Fined $10,000 Over Resident’s Drug-Related Death

The October 2022 death of a female resident of the Flora Adult Group Home in Dubuque, Iowa has led to a $10,000 fine from the state. This is the largest fine that can be levied against a residential care facility that is licensed by the state. Flora Adult Group Home…

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Nursing Home Administrator Facing Charges For Locking Resident Out Overnight

In another shocking Iowa nursing home incident, a resident was locked out of the facility where he lived and left overnight. Iowa state officials investigated the chain of events, discovering what happened was no accident. The resident, who is wheelchair-bound and insulin-dependent, had been purposely locked out and left outside,…

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Iowa DIA Fines Nursing Home Following Death of Veteran

The death of a resident of the Fonda Care Center in Pocahontas County resulted in a $6,500 fine assessed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Marvin Jacobs, a U.S. Army veteran, died in February after his airway became clogged. He had a tracheostomy and sometimes his airway would…

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Iowa Facilities on Federal Watch List Due to Serious Care Issues

The federal government maintains a list of “Special-Focus Facilities” for nursing homes with serious prior and recurring quality of care issues. These nursing homes are considered the worst nursing homes in the country. To get this rating, nursing homes usually have at least twice the number of serious violations as…

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$1.8 Million in COVID-19 Stimulus Money May Have Been Diverted From Sioux City Nursing Home

A Sioux City, Iowa nursing home facility, Touchstone Healthcare Community, shut down last summer and declared bankruptcy amid a legal battle. The owners of Touchstone have been accused of purposely defrauding its creditors. However, the owners have made their own allegations against the facility’s management company, Health Dimensions Consulting (HDC)….

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Iowa Long-Term Care Facility Under Criminal Investigation

A nursing home in southern Iowa is the subject of a criminal investigation into the treatment of residents living at the facility. This inspection comes following incidents that happened last year involving two residents at Windsor Place, a nursing home facility in Keokuk County, Iowa. What is less clear is…

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