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  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Resident Arrested For Assault

    A nursing home resident has been arrested for assault and intent to assault another resident and an employee. The resident previously pled guilty to murder and was arrested for domestic abuse.  The resident who was assaulted repeatedly told the other resident to leave her alone. However,  he came to get room and touched her inappropriately and masse advances in several occasions.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Pending For Forged DNR Paperwork

    A nursing home is being sued for a do not rescucitate order. The husband of a former nursing home patient says the order was forged. He believes she died under the order and should have been rescucitated at the time of her death.She went to the nursing home after her colon cancer progressed.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Theft Of Dementia Patient

    Nursing home employees are accused of swindling $750,000 from a dementia patient. The employees including a hairstylists received large checks they cashed from her. Other employees also went to the ATM using her account to withdraw funds. A guardian has been put in place to assume responsibility for her finances to protect her from future theft.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Audited For Staffing Levels

    A state auditor general is auditing nursing homes that previously struggled with adequate staffing to provide quality care to patients. The state department of health was under scrutiny for not properly enforcing rules, citations, and fines. The auditor general detailed his purpose in the audit. "Not only that they're having enough staff, but that they're having enough direct care and enough direct care time, and that the fines are signficant enough that a nursing home doesn...  Read More...

  • VA Nursing Homes Under Fire For Poor Quality Care

    Veteran nursing homes are under scrutiny for their quality of healthcare after recent surveys revealed issues with care. In an unannounced survey, two nurses were caught sleeping on the job. The survey results hit the mainstream and letters of concern went to the President of the United States. “We have significant concern about the blatant disregard for veteran safety by the registered nurses and certified nurse assistants,” said investigators.   Read More...

  • Hospital Cited For Staffing Shortage

    A hospital has been cited for a staffing shortage after an unannounced survey took place. The state department of health received a packet from bourses working at the hospital,  notifying them of the staffing shortages.  The hospital has to form a plan of correction in order to be deemed back in compliance.   Read More...

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