Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Politicians Release List of Nursing Home Facilities that Fall Short of Health and Safety Standards

    State politicians have released a list of nursing home facilities who have a track record of poor care on a repetitive basis. Among these facilities are recurrent offenders which require “increased government oversight.” According to the senators who publicly released the list, the purpose of the disclosure was to assist the general public when looking for consistently safe care for their loved ones. There were also a list of 435 facilities who were not publicly listed as insufficien...  Read More...

  • State's Department of Health Investigates a Nursing Home Facility's Alleged Sexual Assault

    One state is currently investigating a report of sexual assault that allegedly occurred in a nursing home facility. According to the report, the purported assault took place in the unit that houses dementia patients. The applicable state’s department of health immediately became involved once notified of the assault allegation.   Read More...

  • One State's "Class 1" Nursing Home Violations Published

    One state had several “Class 1” violations in nursing home facilities in April 2019, according to a recent press release. Some of the violations were found after a complaint and investigation was conducted, and one may have been a random inspection. Among these deficiencies included resident verbal abuse by employees, failure to take preventative measures to keep residents safe, and resident neglect by employees.   Read More...

  • Former Nurse's Aide Convicted in 1980's for Murder of Nursing Home Residents to be Released on Parole

    A former nurse’s aide at a nursing home facility who was sentenced to prison in the 1980’s for the death of five residents may be released on parole soon. The former aide plead guilty to second-degree murder and murder conspiracy after five nursing home residents had suffocated. According to records, the convicted person is 57-years-old now and has spent the past thirty years in prison.   Read More...

  • One-Star Rated Nursing Home Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    One nursing home has been named a defendant in a lawsuit claiming its negligence caused or contributed to the death of a patient. The decedent’s brother utilized an attorney to pursue claims that the facility staff neglected to provide an adequate level of care. The claims involve injuries such as pressure ulcers, which may have delayed his treatment for the patient’s existing pineoblastoma.   Read More...

  • Nurse Assistant at Rehabilitation Facility Charged with Abusing a Patient with a Broken Leg

    A Certified Nursing Assistant (“CNA”) at a rehabilitation facility was arrested and charged with abusing an elderly person in her care. According to the arrest report, the CNA held the patient down against his will in an effort to change his diaper. The patient had a broken leg and reported that the CNA applied pressure to his leg for several minutes.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Ranked “Inadequate” Following Unexpected Assessment

    A nursing home facility received a far below-average rating and negative publicity following an unexpected inspection. One resident reportedly had a bottle of urine at his bedside for an entire day, among other health and safety violations. Additionally, there were reports of various risks among residents for possible pressure ulcer development, dehydration, and hunger.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Charged, Alleged Victim Reported a Month-long Abuse

    A caregiver at a nursing home facility has been arrested on abuse and neglect related charges. The alleged victim is a patient at the facility and reported to the police that an employee was harming her. When prompted by investigators, the alleged victim stated that had intentionally stepped on her feet and grabbed her by her neck.    According to a report, the employee had been accused on multiple occasions for abuse or neglect.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident Dies “Naturally” from Sepsis, Family Suspects Neglect

    The family of a nursing home resident who developed a stage IV pressure ulcer and ultimately died from sepsis is suspicious of neglect. The county coroner is not investigating the death because the death certificate has the cause listed as natural, not suspicious or unusual.  However, the family believes there may have been foul play.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home in State of Immediate Jeopardy for Failure to Investigate Claims of Abuse

    Inspectors are claiming one nursing home for veterans failed on numerous occasions to efficiently and effectively investigate reports of resident abuse. Among these claims, injuries such as fractures, bleeding, and resident on resident abuse were not comprehensively investigated. In addition to untimely or non-existent abuse investigations, inspectors also believe some reports were toned down in order to make the facility look less deficient.   Read More...