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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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Nursing Home Faces Over $900,000 in Fines for Alleged Abuse

An Iowa nursing home in Taylor County was issued over $900,000 in fines for the abuse of one of its residents. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed these fines against Lenox Care Center in Taylor County following the findings of recent state inspections. In August 2022, state…

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USA Today Investigation Finds Thousands of Nursing Homes Routinely Violate Staffing Rules

An investigation by USA Today has revealed the scope of the problem of understaffing at U.S. nursing homes – in 2021, more than 75 percent of these facilities had fewer aides and nurses than they should have. Despite this, just 589 (four percent) of these facilities were cited by regulators…

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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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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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