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  • Nursing Home Facility with Prior Abuse Allegations Working Toward Improvement, Says Administrator

    One nursing home facility is receiving public criticism after many complaints of abuse and neglect for the year 2018. Among the allegations made by residents and family members of residents in the facility include choking, rough handling, and verbal abuse. One family member describe her now-deceased mother’s experience at this facility as “a horror show.”       This specific nursing home facility is currently ranked at the bottom ten percent for its state in rega...  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...

  • 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 Cameras Advocated In State's Bill

    A nursing home bill is advancing after increasing stories of abuse have surfaced. The bill advocates the use of "granny cams" in one state. The cameras would be installed to observe the care of a patient in a nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities Ranked Best To Worst By State

    A recent survey revealed results of nursing home 5 star ratings of each state ranked in order from best to worst. Virginia was ranked number 40 out of 51. Below is a list of the results and how each state ranked on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 5 star rating system:1.   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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Iguana Causes Chaos For Nursing Home With Power Outage

    An iguana caused chaos for a nursing home in Florida after being electrocuted and causing a downed power line. The  patents in the nursing home were required to be moved to another section that had air conditioning when the power went out on their floor. A generator was used, but did not cover the entire facility. Patients then had to be transferred to the hospital in order to receive care.   Read More...

  • Family Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Home For Death Of Patient

    The family of a nursing home patient has filed a lawsuit after the patient died due to overheating. The patient overheated after a hurricane when there was no air conditioning due to a power outage. The nursing home facility failed to provide generators to maintain appropriate temperatures at the facility. The family checked to make sure the nursing home facility could maintain a safe environment when the hurricane was predicted.   Read More...