Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • Nursing Home Employee Receives Jail Time For Abuse

    A former nursing home employee is being put in jail for abusing a resident at the facility where she worked. The woman was fired at the first nursing home where she was employed for pushing a resident with cancer. After being let go from the first nursing home, she received a new job at a different facility by forging a reference.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Relocation Services Help Residents Transfer

    Nursing home residents have the option to relocate from their current nursing homes if things go wrong. There is a service that is available to transfer any resident out of their current nursing home, either into another home or to a place where they can live independently. This service offers help to clients with low income, felonies, and a bad history of rentals.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Reports Abuse, Loses Job

    In one nursing home a former employee claims she was fired from her job for reporting incidents of abuse and neglect towards patients. The former employee began reporting incidents anonymously so she would not be harassed for sharing information or even released from her position. After the reports seemed to go unheard or ignored for about five months, she decided to directly report her concerns about the abuse in the nursing home revealing her name.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Investigation Underway Due To Patient Death

    A resident being treated for dementia and high blood pressure recently died due to what doctors believe was an overdose of narcotics. This case is being investigated because when the resident died doctors told family that when a drug screening was done they found narcotics. The family was aware that the resident was never prescribed those types of drugs.   Read More...

  • Healthcare Employees Sentenced To Jail For Kickbacks

    A woman is being sent to federal prison for 25 months as well as a man who has been sentenced for 8 years. Both individuals were convicted for the same reason as they recently worked for the Department of Public Health and non-profit groups run with state-granted money. They pleaded guilty to federal charges including bribery, theft, and tax evasion.  Together they stole millions of dollars by providing kickbacks for services directed to family firms.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Research Reveals Inflated Staffing Reports

    Families of the elderly who live in nursing homes strive to find the best place possible for their loved one. Though after conducting research on all available facilities, mistakes can still be made. The reason is that on a certain site available to show families the ranking of nursing homes, there has been inaccurate information.   Read More...

  • 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...

  • Preschoolers And Elderly Share Nursing Home Space

      In one exceptional facility there is a nursing home that serves the elderly, and a preschool that serves the youth. The nursing home is serving two purposes for two different groups. The preschool teaches the young to accept people of all ages while at the same time serving as a regular preschool. The preschoolers perform normal activities for preschoolers, except inserted into their daily routine is a time to interact with the elderly in the nursing home. It has been discovered...  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...

  • 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...