Everything listed under: nursing home neglect

  • Nursing Home Files Twenty-Nine Reports in February, Abuse and Neglect among the Categories

    One nursing home reportedly filed twenty-nine incident reports last month. Among these reports, many had the tags and/or references of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Some other reports included burns, lacerations, and malfunctioning of medical equipment.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Employee Neglected Post-Tracheostomy Care, Resident Dies

    One state’s department of health has recently confirmed the probability that neglect occurred in a nursing home facility late last year. In 2018, one resident of that facility died shortly after a tracheostomy procedure. The reports from the state’s department of health verified an employee of the nursing home facility neglected proper medical care following the procedure.There were also reports from the state’s department of health stating there was insufficient documentation ...  Read More...

  • Licensed Practical Nurse at Nursing Home May Serve Ten Years in Prison for Neglect or Abuse

    A Licensed Practical Nurse at a nursing home facility has been formally charged with abuse and/or neglect of a patient. The victim was under the nurse’s care and supervision when the victim was allegedly struck across the mouth and had his or her skin maliciously pinched by the nurse.The pretrial conference was scheduled following the indictment of the nurse. If the nurse is found guilty of the crimes, it is possible she may face up to ten years in prison and acquire professional sanctions...  Read More...

  • Senators Acknowledge Nursing Home Abuse, Discuss Plans to Eliminate Neglect

    On March 6, 2019, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the issues surrounding nursing home neglect, abuse, and mistreatment. The discussions regarding nursing homes were largely related to the need for stricter regulations, tougher screening of potential employees, and the elimination of preventable errors.The hearing was sparked by several recent national reports of alleged nursing home abuse, which one committee chairman is stressing are not isolated incidents. “Hardly a week g...  Read More...

  • One State’s Attorney General Initiates a State-wide Investigation of Nursing Homes

    One patient’s tragic story at a nursing center initiated an investigation of nursing homes in one state. The incident began when a caretaker of a skilled nursing facility neglected to turn on a patient’s bed alarm, permitting the patient to get up and walk unsupervised. A week later after sustaining injuries, the patient died.The investigation lasted more than a year and reached seven settlements for injuries and wrongful deaths.   Read More...

  • Investigation Begins after Former Employees of a Veterans’ Retirement Home Report Mistreatment of Residents

    A former cook and former housekeeper of a veterans’ retirement home have publicly reported mistreatment of the home’s residents. According to the former employees, some residents were victims of staff negligence and carelessness, poor living conditions, bed bug infestations, and insufficient treatment and prevention of medical conditions, among other claims.One of the former employees stated she could no longer continue to work at the home due to the “unconscionable treatment&r...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Administrator Arrested, Charged With Sexual Abuse Cover Up

    A nursing home administrator has been arrested on charges of having knowledge of sexual abuse and failing to report it. The arrest came after an employee was accused of rape. He was also arrested and charged with rape, sexual abuse, and sodomy. The sexual abuse is under ongoing investigation by the police department.   Read More...

  • New Bill Proposed Would Punish Short-Staffed Nursing Homes

    One state lawmaker is proposing a bill that may increase quality patient care in nursing homes. Currently, there are no federal regulations for establishing how many caregivers must be employed at a nursing home facility. Some patient advocates and regulators believe the low employment and under-staffing translates to poor care for patients.   Read More...

  • Additional Charges for Nursing Home Employees Indicted in 2014

    There are new criminal charges for former employees of a nursing home accused of abusing and neglecting two elderly residents. The indictments for these former employees were presented in 2014, but the prosecuting attorney amended the charges just recently following new information.There were several staff who witnessed or knew about the alleged abuse yet failed to report or obstruct the acts, according to state inspection records. Some witnesses reported the incidents were permitted to continue...  Read More...

  • Hospitals Penalized for Preventable “Hospital-Acquired” Health Conditions

    Four hospitals in one state have recently been penalized for “too many preventable readmissions” according to guidelines set by Medicare and Medicaid programs. In exchange for keeping health and safety standards high, many hospitals nationwide receive large reimbursements from the government programs. This reimbursement permits the compensation of medical costs which are not paid for by patients with private insurance.When certain adverse health conditions from patients are present, ...  Read More...