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Elderly Woman Found Dead on Property of Assisted Living Facility

On December 19, the body of an elderly woman was discovered on the grounds of an assisted living facility in Wisconsin. According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deceased woman was found near the Parkside Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. The police were called to…

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Deaths of Veterans Point to Issues at Wisconsin Veterans’ Home

Two residents living at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King died in 2021. What makes these deaths stand out is that personal accounts of these incidents, along with federal inspection reports, seem to indicate an underlying problem of negligence. Veterans homes, just as with any nursing home or assisted living…

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Nurse Charged With Amputating a Patient’s Foot Appears in Court

On Tuesday, a Wisconsin nurse made her first court appearance to face charges for amputating a man’s foot. In an earlier blog, we shared the initial news report about the victim, including how he was first admitted to the Spring Valley Health and Rehab Center in March 2022 after suffering…

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Iowa Nurse Charged After Tying an Elderly Woman to Her Wheelchair

A staff nurse in Iowa has been charged with committing an act that may have had an adverse effect on the health of an elderly patient in her care. The incident, according to the Iowa Board of Nursing documents, happened on December 11, 2021. The nurse involved took a bed…

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Nursing Home Goes Into Lockdown After Worker Waved Gun in the Air

In September 2022, a suspended employee of a nursing home in Iowa showed up at the facility with a gun. According to a news report, state inspectors investigating the incident say the suspended worker was seen waving a small gun around and threatening to “take care” of an issue with…

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Nursing Home Director Charged With Taking Pills From Resident

Former nursing home director Laura Entsminger has been charged for allegedly taking drugs from an assisted living resident in Davenport, Iowa. According to a news report, there is an affidavit filed in Scott County Court against the 49-year-old former director of Oakwood Place Assisted Living Facility. An investigator for the…

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Iowa Facility Issued Citation for Second Death in Fifteen Months

Northridge Village of Ames, a nursing home facility in central Iowa, was cited this week for contributing to the death of a resident in its care. It is not the first time this facility has been issued a citation of this kind. Just last year, in June 2021, Northridge was…

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Assisted-Living Worker Charged With Murder Set to Stand Trial

An assisted-living care worker has been charged with the murder of an elderly resident living at an Iowa facility. The caregiver, 31-year-old Catherine Forkpa, a former employee of the Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing in Bondurant, is facing charges of second-degree murder. The victim is 77-year-old Lynne Stewart, a resident…

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Assisted Living Facility Residents Given 60 Days to Relocate

This week, two dozen residents received notice they will have to move out and relocate within 60 days. The facility where they live, Cedarhurst of Madison, informed affected residents on October 12. Cedarhurst is a 60-bed assisted living facility located on the East Side of Madison in Wisconsin. What Cedarhurst…

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Residents’ Rights Month 2022: Inspiring Unity Within the Community

The last few years have been rough for residents of long-term care facilities. One of the many challenges for these residents is that they have been disconnected from each other and their local communities. Being a part of a community is essential to everyone’s well-being, including long-term care residents. That…

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