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  • Nursing Home CNA Charged With Rape Of Dementia Patient

    A certified nursing assistant has been accused of raping an elderly nursing home patient with dementia. The nursing assistant was arrested and placed on $50,000 bond after making an appearance in court. The nursing assistant covered his face as he was escorted. The judge entered a not guilty plea for him.   Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Suffers Hip Fracture/Hematoma and Dies; Home Health Care Provider Settles

    An 82-year-old patient became a patient of a home health care provider on November 21, 2014. At all times relevant, the patient was a high fall risk and required continuous, 24/7 supervision for safety. Specifically, the patient sustained a fall in August 2014 that resulted in a hip fracture, for which surgery was performed in October 2014.   Read More...

  • Assisted Living Patient Wound Untreated, Amputation Required; Facility Settles

    An 87-year-old patient was, at all times relevant while at an assisted living facility, at high risk for falls due to a history of falls, physical impairments, and associated functional deficits, among other medical conditions and limitations.On August 22, 2012, the assisted living facility left the patient unsupervised and unattended and permitted her to fall. The patient was found on the floor and complained of severe pain in her left leg.The patient was transported to the hospital, where she ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Closing, Loses Funding

    A nursing home that is closing has been denied Medicare and Medicaid funding. The facility received several citations that involved a lack of cleanliness, wound care, and medication errors. The hold on payments to reimbursement patient costs was publicized after the health inspections took place. An investigation of a patient's death also led to an investigation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Staffing Concerns In One State Brought Before The House

    Nursing homes in one state are revealing a major understaffing epidemic. The epidemic is being blamed for increased abuse and neglect suffered by nursing home patients. Expert testimony was brought before the House of Representatives to address the issue. "Abuse gets more headlines, but neglect has more victims," said the nursing home expert during the hearing.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Union Workers Go On Strike Due To Understaffing Of Facility

    Union workers at a nursing home facility went on strike for two weeks to protest understaffing and mismanagement of the nursing home. The nursing home workers say the owner is pushing them to work double shifts and spending less on staffing to save money for profits. The facility had to hire temporary workers during the strike. “This facility is making profits at three times the statewide average," said a union representative.   Read More...

  • Former Nursing Home Employee Makes Plea Deal For Sexual Assault

    A former nursing home employee made a plea deal after being charged on two counts with sexually assaulting a patient. The former employee was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will also go on the sex offender list, with a requirement to comply and with sex offender laws and will go to sex offender therapy.   Read More...

  • California Fire Destroys Nursing Home, Patients Evacuated

    Nursing home personnel had to think fast and risk their lives to save patients in the midst of fire. The California fires put the lives of many in dangers and took the lives of others. For one nursing home the heroic acts of the nursing home staff saved the patients. Staff evacuated the patients in their own vehicles after the administrator found beds for them at other facilities.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patients To Be Adopted For Christmas

    Nursing Home Residents are being adopted for Christmas this year at one nursing home. There is a tree with the residents wish lists available for people in the community to purchase Christmas gifts for them. The facility is highlighting people who have no family to visit or but them Christmas gifts.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home To Settle Pending Lawsuits

    Two nursing home lawsuits are in the process of settling.  One lawsuit involves a patient who wandered from the facility.  The patient died and the facility was fined $25,000. The state cited that the facility "failed to ensure the door alarm to the courtyard on the facility's Alzheimer's Unit was engaged and the door not propped open." The facility plans to settle for $1 million.   Read More...

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