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  • Nursing Home Patient Dumped At Assisted Living Facility

    Nursing homes have been investigated for early discharges of patients incapable of caring for themselves. For one patient whose needs were greater than the facility was willing to provide, the patient was dropped off at assisted living facility where he formally lived but no longer had a lease.  He had seizures and was no longer capable of caring for himself.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Admissions Suspended

    Admissions have been suspended for a nursing home in one state. The nursing home has not paid taxes for the beds and the state has concerns it will affect the wellbeing of patients. The facility may have the ban lifted once requirements are met. The failure to pay the taxes causes concern for the financial wellbeing of the facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies; Lawsuit Filed

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for the death of a patient. The patient was a 44-year-old father and grandfather. He suffered stroke and was unable to care for himself when he was admitted. The nursing home had a malfunctioning heating unit that caused the patient to overheat.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Transported To Vote By EMS Driver

    A nursing home resident had the desire to vote when she found out she was required to vote in person in her precinct after her absentee ballot had a mixup. She asked her ambulance driver to take her when she was transported to the doctor for an appointment. The ambulance driver agreed to take her to the polls after her appointment. The driver had never done this type of service before, but agreed.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employees Steal From Patient

    A nursing home patient suffering from dementia has been moved to another facility after employees stole from her. The 97-year-old woman was unable to manage her own finances and trusted the facility staff to aid with her financial management. The emoyees abused her trust and spent the money on themselves. They wrote checks to cash and for gifts to themselves for up to $50,000.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads To Lawsuit

    A nursing home patient has died and the family has filed a lawsuit. The patient was neglected and allowed to suffer a pressure ulcer that progressed and was not properly treated. As a result she was taken to the hospital."I remember, distinctly, the surgeon looking at me, and in a very stern voice saying, 'How long have you known about this,' as if I was the one providing for her care.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Aide Pleads Guilty To Stealing Patient's Morphine

    A nursing home aide has been sentenced to two years probation after stealing morphine from a patient in her care. She joked to a fellow employee the morphine on the med cart was expired and she should take it home. The next day the morphine was reported missing. Later, the aide was questioned by police where she denied taking the morphine and then said it was for her husband.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient's Body Found After Going Missing

    The body of a nursing home patient has been found after she went missing over a week ago. The patient wandered away from the facility one morning undetected. Each person.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Nurse Steals Medication From Patients

    A warrant has been issued for a certified nursing assistance arrest. The aid is accused of stealing medication from dying nursing home patients. A family member brought medications per scribe to other patients from her house in to the police.   Read More...

  • Patient Falls During Transfer, Suffers Fracture, Dies After Surgery; Facility Settles

    A 92-year-old female patient was admitted to an assisted living facility on or about June 28, 2011. At all times relevant, the patient was a high fall risk, about which the assisted living staff were aware. The patient had chronic instability and a history of multiple falls at the assisted living facility.   Read More...

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