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  • Boy Scout Sells $15K Worth of Popcorn to Help Local Nursing Home

    While most 12-year-old boys are busy hanging out with their friends in their free time, one Post Falls, Idaho boy spent his free time raising thousands of dollars for his boy scout troop. He then used some of that money to help local seniors. The young boy donated some of heis proceeds to a local nursing home- The Coeur d'Alene Health of Cascadia.   Read More...

  • Henrico Residents at Long-Term Rehab Center Die of COVID-19

    Virginia Health officials stated two patients in Henrico have died due to coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to nine deaths. Officials said the two were elderly residents of the Canterbury Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. They were among those receiving treatment at a hospital.“The Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has worked closely over several days with the Henrico Health Department to confirm the virus and relocate the affected patients to the hospital for care.   Read More...

  • When to Sue a Nursing Home for Negligence

    There are several situations where a nursing home could be sued for a resident or patient injury. A nursing home or elder care facility can be held legally responsible for personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.There are countless accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home or other care facility on the legal hook, either based on the ...  Read More...

  • Two Nursing Homes Fined for Abuse and Neglect

    According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, two nursing homes were fined as a part of a quarterly report for violations. The reports state that in the months from July to September of 2019, it cited 71 Illinois facilities for various violations in regards to the Nursing Home Care Act. The Nursing Home Care Act was implemented to ensure that nursing home residents and their families will have proper care provided by the facilities. Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pitt...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Suffers Ecchymosis/Hematoma and Dies; Facility Settles

    An 85-year-old woman with dementia was admitted to a Virginia Memory Care Center on November 7, 2013. At the time of admittance, the female patient did not need help with walking but required assistance with bathing and dressing. By March of 2014, the patient was noted by the facility of needing a wheelchair and assistance with walking.   Read More...

  • Patient Suffers Fatal Pressure Ulcer Wounds; Facility Settles

    In March 2016, a ninety-four year old male patient who suffered from dementia was admitted to an assisted living facility. In addition to his cognitive limitations, the patient had Parkinsonism and was non-ambulatory. The patient was entirely dependent on the facility staff for all daily living activities, including eating, drinking, and using the bathroom.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined After Staff Member Sexual Abused Patients

    A former chaplain at a nursing home was accused of sexually abusing two patients. The nursing home was fined $25,000 after failing to protect the patients from sexual abuse by the staff member and implement its police to remove the former employee from direct contact with patients.The former chaplain was arrested and sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault of a Victim over 60. While police conducted the investigation, they were also made aw...  Read More...

  • Patient Dies in Nursing Home After Facility Fails to Provide Immediate Medical Attention

    A nursing home is now facing another wrongful death lawsuit. In August 2018, two patients at the nursing home died, which led to a federal fine against the facility. One patient’s family has filed suit.   Read More...

  • One State's Health Officials Failed to Investigate Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes, According to New Report

    A recent report released by one state’s Auditor General claims the state’s health leaders have failed to sufficiently investigate claims against nursing home facilities where abuse and neglect had been reported.   According to this report, instances going back to 2017 were cited as unsolved complaints against purported abuse and neglect.     “The report makes sweeping statements about public health and safety risks and is a non-representative sample that looks at...  Read More...

  • Son States Nursing Home Facility "Brutally Beat" His Mother, Authorities Investigating

    A nursing home is being investigated following a claim that a patient was brutally beaten in its care.  In a photograph taken by the patient’s son, bruises and blood cover the patient’s face.  The patient’s son posted a photo of his mother’s injuries on a social media outlet incriminating the facility.   Read More...

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