Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Nursing Home Inspections Receive Focus With $15 Million Increase In Funding

    In one county the local government is responsible for inspecting health facilities versus the other counties that have the state handle health facilities’ licenses and investigating the complaints issued against the facilities. This county has been given a $15 million increase to their budget which they say will be used to hire additional staffing, ultimately leading to increased care for the elderly. The county has been granted this money due to complaints there was a shortage of money to fund ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Study Reveals Minorities Tend To Receive Less Quality Care

    Based on a recent study in one state, residents in a minority race are experiencing a lower quality of life in nursing homes compared Caucasian residents of the same facilities. The minority group residents claim they would put themselves in the category of receiving a lower quality of life in almost every aspect except for the room size/environment, which is the one thing all residents are required to have in common. Nursing homes are found to have better or worse quality of life expectations...  Read More...

  • Largest Medicare Billing Fraud Bust In History Involves Nursing Homes

    A huge Medicare sting has made 46 arrests of doctors and nurses for fraudulent billing in the amount of $712 million. The fraudulent billing came from nursing homes, clinics, and doctor’s offices and preyed upon the elderly, homeless and unknown patients who were shipped medical assistive devices and then billed for them, even though they did not need them. The FBI was involved in the investigation and ran the sting, considered to be the largest Medicare fraud bust in history.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Chain Lawsuit Pending For 36 Facilities

    A nursing home chain that operates 300 facilities nationwide in 22 states has a lawsuit pending due to violations in the quality of care its patients receive. The lawsuit is limited the facilities in only one state at this time. The attorney general is citing 36 facilities in the same state for failing to provide care to its vulnerable and elderly patients.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings $18 Million Award

    The outcome of a lawsuit filed for wrongful death and neglect has ended with an award of $18 million to the family of a woman who died suffering abuse from a nursing home. The woman was 94 at the time that she died and was left in a state of extreme neglect. The patient developed pressure ulcers that exposed nerve endings and allowed for infections like E.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Caught On Camera, Charges Pressed

    Two nursing home workers have been allegedly charged with abuse of an elderly patient. The patient was dragged through the nursing home hallway by his hospital gown that was raised all the way to his neck and left untreated from a head wound for 20 minutes. The abuse was caught on tape and the attorney general’s office was contacted to report the abuse and neglect.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Owner Found Guilty Of Stealing Patient's Savings

    A nursing home owner has pleaded guilty to stealing $149,000 from a patient. The money made up the patient’s life savings. Through a plea deal, the former nursing home owner will not serve jail time, but will be responsible to pay back $139,420.56 of the total funds that were stolen as are restitution.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Federal Investigation, Another Family Speaks Out

    Another family has come forward to speak out against the care received where their loved one a patient. The nursing home facility is currently under federal investigation and is causing concerns among family members and the local community, in addition government investigators. The family has shared the experience of their loved one saying the patient received an overdose of pain medication.   Read More...

  • Former Nursing Home Caregivers Plead Guilty To Charges In Freezing Death

    Two former nursing home caregivers have accepted plea bargains in a conviction for allowing a nursing home patient to die after enduring below-freezing temperatures for more than four hours. The patient died of hypothermia after temperatures dropped into the single digits. Both of the former caregivers lost their licenses.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Found Dead After Wandering

    A patient wandered from a nursing home facility and was found dead. He suffered from dementia and was blind. Police were called to a body found in the grass overnight after the man went missing.   Read More...