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Iowa Nursing Home Cited for Abuse and Death of a Resident

The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing recently assessed multiple violations against Parkview Manor in Wellman. Following a four-week investigation, inspectors cited the eastern Iowa nursing home with 24 state and federal violations. The number of violations, which is unusually high, includes medication errors, failure to prevent and report…

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2022 Report From Health and Human Services Details Four Federal Citations Against Rock Haven Nursing Home

In 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services issued four federal citations against Rock Haven nursing home. The citations were issued because residents were threatened, intimidated and financially extorted. Unfortunately, officials in Janesville say those in charge of Rock Haven have not made any changes to help protect residents…

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Four More Iowa Nursing Homes Added to Federal Special-Focus Facilities List

Four nursing home care facilities in Iowa have been designated as Special-Focus Facilities, indicating serious and ongoing quality issues. This federal list, managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spotlights nursing homes that require increased regulatory oversight. These four additions bring the total number of Iowa nursing…

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Disturbing Abuse and Waterboarding at Oklahoma Disability Center

In Enid, Oklahoma, an investigation that began last June led to the arrest of two men in November. A third suspect is still at large. This case is especially disturbing as it involves the abuse and waterboarding of patients with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. The alleged perpetrators were caregivers…

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Why Are Government Officials Not Outraged by Iowa Nursing Home Abuse

Journalist Clark Kauffman wrote about numerous incidents of nursing home resident abuse and neglect. The Quad-City Times published those stories in a six-part series back in 1996, revealing a disturbing pattern of neglect and abuse in Iowa nursing homes. Those articles helped to uncover many incidents of neglect and abuse…

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Nursing Home Evicted Woman After She Claimed an Employee Raped Her

An elderly female resident at an Iowa nursing home was abruptly evicted and dumped at a homeless shelter after she reported an employee there had raped her. According to state inspectors, the woman was living at Correctionville Specialty Care in Woodbury County at the time she was attacked. Her alleged…

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Iowa Nursing Home Cited: 62 Violations Reveal Pattern of Gross Neglect

In recent months, an Iowa nursing home has been investigated for at least 25 nursing home complaints, 13 of which had been backlogged, but all of which were substantiated by state inspectors. The investigation, led by the Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing (DIAL), revealed a disturbing pattern of…

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Former Pennsylvania Nurse Faces Criminal Charges in Connection With Patient Deaths

Heather Pressdee, a former Pennsylvania nurse, has been connected to the deaths of 17 patients who were in her care, ranging in age from 43 to 104. These patients were treated by Pressdee at five different nursing homes and locations throughout the state. According to multiple reports, Pressdee admits to…

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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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