Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Two Nursing Homes Fined for Abuse and Neglect

    According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, two nursing homes were fined as a part of a quarterly report for violations. The reports state that in the months from July to September of 2019, it cited 71 Illinois facilities for various violations in regards to the Nursing Home Care Act. The Nursing Home Care Act was implemented to ensure that nursing home residents and their families will have proper care provided by the facilities. Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pitt...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined After Staff Member Sexual Abused Patients

    A former chaplain at a nursing home was accused of sexually abusing two patients. The nursing home was fined $25,000 after failing to protect the patients from sexual abuse by the staff member and implement its police to remove the former employee from direct contact with patients.The former chaplain was arrested and sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault of a Victim over 60. While police conducted the investigation, they were also made aw...  Read More...

  • Patient Dies in Nursing Home After Facility Fails to Provide Immediate Medical Attention

    A nursing home is now facing another wrongful death lawsuit. In August 2018, two patients at the nursing home died, which led to a federal fine against the facility. One patient’s family has filed suit.   Read More...

  • One State's Health Officials Failed to Investigate Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes, According to New Report

    A recent report released by one state’s Auditor General claims the state’s health leaders have failed to sufficiently investigate claims against nursing home facilities where abuse and neglect had been reported.   According to this report, instances going back to 2017 were cited as unsolved complaints against purported abuse and neglect.     “The report makes sweeping statements about public health and safety risks and is a non-representative sample that looks at...  Read More...

  • Son States Nursing Home Facility "Brutally Beat" His Mother, Authorities Investigating

    A nursing home is being investigated following a claim that a patient was brutally beaten in its care.  In a photograph taken by the patient’s son, bruises and blood cover the patient’s face.  The patient’s son posted a photo of his mother’s injuries on a social media outlet incriminating the facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facility Phlebotomist Accused of Harming Elderly Patient, Caught on Video

    After the daughter of an elderly patient at a nursing home facility placed a camera in her father’s bedroom, footage later revealed a health care worker allegedly harming the patient.  The video recording displayed the worker handling the patient in a rough manner, even what appeared to be twisting the patient’s arm.  According to a report, the health care worker was not employed by the nursing home, but was a contracted phlebotomist drawing the patient’s blood.   Read More...

  • Family Plants Security Camera in Nursing Home Patient's Bedroom, Revealing Alleged Abuse by Nursing Staff

    Following several instances where an elderly patient at a nursing home facility was developing bruises, the patient’s family became suspicious of abuse.  The family installed a security camera in the patient’s bedroom at the facility, which allegedly shows the patient being aggressively handled and abused by nursing staff.  Staff had originally reported to the family that the patient fell out of her own wheelchair, which the aides claimed caused the patient’s bruises....  Read More...

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Facility for Improper Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

    A lawsuit was filed against a nursing home following the allegations that a patient was permitted to develop a pressure ulcer, causing significant pain to the patient and eventually death.   According to the lawsuit, the patient was labeled as high risk for developing pressure ulcers when she was admitted to the facility.   The lawsuit continues to state that a pressure ulcer developed on the patient’s ankle, causing an infection which allegedly killed the patient just weeks late...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Facilities' Conditions "Have Recently Worsened" According to Attorney, Described as a Crisis Situation

    A new report is claiming that many nursing homes in one area are falling short in regards to meeting patient’s basic needs, proper staffing, and eluding abuse.   According to one attorney who represents nursing home neglect and abuse victims and their families, common deficiencies of these facilities include lack of proper patient hydration, permitting of pressure ulcers, and mobility assistance.   “It’s not that people that work at nursing homes are evil, contrary to...  Read More...

  • Twelve Nursing Home Patients Died after Facility Lost Power and Air Conditioning, Criminal Charges May Follow

    In 2017, a nursing home lost power following a hurricane, killing twelve patients at the facility.   According to a report, the facility’s temperature increased to sweltering levels which resulted in the fatalities.   Though no criminal charges have been filed to date, the patient deaths were ruled as “homicides” by the authorities nearly two years ago.   Read More...