Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Nursing Home Care Under Investigation

    Three staff members at a nursing home have been suspended and a police investigation is underway. The investigation involves abuse of a resident that was allegedly caught on camera. The facility has brought in upper management to oversee the facility during the investigation. No arrests have been made as the police investigation is ongoing.   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 Must Be Watched To Ward Against Abuse

    Nursing home facilities come with the potential for abuse and families must be vigilant about the care of their loved ones. Two recent cases of abuse have brought the issue forward, causing concerns, and rightly so. One 29-year-old nursing home patient in a vegetative state was raped and later gave birth.   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 Adopts Stray Cat, Bring Cheer To Patients

    A cat that wandered into a nursing home has been adopted as part of the family. The name Oreo was given and patients have enjoyed having the cat around to bring warmth and joy. “Oreo is not a ‘lap cat’ but likes to be close,” said a facility representative. “She loves to have her head scratched.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Data Reveals Best And Worst In Nursing Home Care By State

    An independent company has released a nursing home report using Medicare data to reveal the best and worst states for nursing home care. Among the top five states were Hawaii, Washington D.C., Florida, New Jersey, and Colorado. At the bottom of the list are Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Georgia. “When nursing home care becomes necessary, we would like to believe facilities in every state or community are the same.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Directs Kickback Scheme With Medical Director To Falsify Medicare Reimbursements

    A nursing home has been accused of using a "sham medical director" to help with a kickback scheme to put more money in the pockets of the owners and executives managing the facility. The physician was an orthopedic surgeon who ordered post-surgical therapy for Medicare reimbursements even when the therapy was unnecessary.  The facility owners, executive, administrator and physician have agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle the matter. “Disguising intricate kickba...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Death Under Investigation After Ruled Homicide

    Officials are investigating a homicide at a nursing home after the death of a patient. The patient was reportedly assaulted and then hit her head. She died shortly after.   Read More...

  • Nurse Suspect Arrested For Rape, Assault Of Nursing Home Patient Who Gave Birth To Child

    A nurse has been arrested in connection with the rape and assault of a patient who recently gave birth to a child. The facility had no idea she was pregnant. Officals took DNA samples from the baby and the suspect and found a match.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Require Reporting Of Suspicious Deaths

    An investigation that recently highlighted the fact that suspicious deaths are neither being reported nor investigated by a medical examiner has brought other statistics to the forefront. In one state, suspicious deaths are reported at least once daily and 21% are never examined due to low funding to hire enough medical examiners to get the job done. Advocates of reporting suspicious nursing home deaths are calling for legislation and funding to allow suspicous deaths to not only be reporte...  Read More...