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  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Pending For Neglect

    A nursing home patient is filing a lawsuit for negligent care and short staffing at the facility where he stayed. After breaking both feet, the patient was admitted to a nursing home of his own volition. He expected the care would meet his needs of daily dressing changes following surgery and the physical therapy required to recover. The nursing home staff failed to change his bandages daily as the doctor ordered.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Steals Nearly $17,000 From Patient

    A nursing home employee was arrested and is out on bond for stealing from a patient. The employee forged checks totaling nearly $17,000 signing the patient's name. The funds were supposed to cover the patient's medical bills, but the employee used them for personal expenses.The nursing home employee faces exploitation of an elderly person, third and fourth degree forgery and theft charges.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

    An illegal boarding home was attempting to care for incapacitated adults, of whom 6 had to be removed. Some patients were malnourished, with scrapes and bed sores. Another patient had a broken foot wrapped in masking tape.The caregivers are being investigated for adult neglect and abuse after the patients were sent to the hospital.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home License Revoked For Medication Errors

    A nursing home facility no longer has a license due to 43 incidents involving medication errors. The health information and quality authority investigated and issued a report identifying its concerns. “The impact of such medication-related errors could potentially be catastrophic and therefore, a judgment of major non-compliance was made,” said the report.The facility was also found to have unclean showers due to fecal matter and urine.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Administrator Suspended, Charged With Assault Of Patient

    A nursing home administrator has been suspended after allegations of abuse arose. A patient suffering from dementia was certain she had taken a shower already, but the administrator forced her to take one anyway. In the force of the incident, the patient was left bruised and the family reported it to the police department. The administrator was charged with third-degree assault and battery.   Read More...

  • Maggots Found In Trach Of Group Home Patient

    A state group home patient with a breathing tube near his throat was found with maggots near the opening. The group home was investigated to observe how sanitary the care was for the patient since maggots are associated with filthy conditions and uncleanliness. He was removed from the home citing a need for better, more involved care. “It’s clear from seeing this that the state cannot be relied on to police itself,” said the director of public policy.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Charged With Felony Abuse

    A nursing home employee has been charged with Class 3 felony abuse after allegedly striking a patient in the face with her hand. The caregiver is required to appear in court. The charges were filed by the attorney generals offices by the Medicaid Fraud Bureau. The caregiver charged with abuse was just 20-years-old.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Abuse Caught On Camera

    Nursing home caregivers were caught on camera abusing a patient. The caregivers threatened, taunted and verbally abused the patient. A criminal complaint was filed. Prosecutors contend the caregivers threatened to physically abuse the patient as well, challenging her to a fight.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home To Lose Medicaid, Medicare Funding

     A nursing home will lose funding next month due to violations of quality of care identified by the state department of health. The facility ranked with only 1 out of 5 stars for overall health care. The facility was noted to have 28 deficiencies, ranking six times higher than the average for facilities in the state. The violations by the facility resulted in employee resignations, sexual assaults by sex offenders at the facility, and other issues.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined For Patient Fall, Death

    A nursing home has been cited and fined $25,000. The violation of the standard of care as enforced by the state health department involved the failure to safely transfer a resident who suffered a fracture. The patient died after being admitted to hospice. "The violation cites failure by the facility to monitor and implement safety precautions," said the spokeswoman for the state department of health.   Read More...

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