Everything listed under: nursing home lawyer

  • Nursing Home Abuse Leads To Investigation Over Patient Death

    Nursing home employees have been suspended and are under investigation for the neglect of nursing home patients. The state attorney general has filed charges and is pursuing a case against the nursing home and employees involved in the neglect. One patient was described to have "literally rotted to death". The neglect involved six current and former employees as well as a contracted nurse.   Read More...

  • 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 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 Homes In One State Receive Citations Involving Harm To Patients

    A few nursing homes have recently been cited in one state for serious violations relating to patient care. One citation involved a patient who had a hypoglycemic incident sending her to the hospital because she had an incorrect does of insulin. Another citation involved a patient who died due to a medication error with blood thinning medication. Seven other facilities involved citations of lesser harm.   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 Chain Owners Siphon Funds At 9 Times The Normal Percentage At The Expense Of Patient Care

    Following a nursing home case investigation, it was discovered in findings of fact that nursing home owners of a nursing home chain were siphoning funds through companies they managed to offer auxillary services to the nursing home. These services included pharmacy prescriptions, therapy and other services provided outside direct nursing  care. The owners took in a 28% profit, 9 times the typical profit of a nursing home. Unfortunately for the patients, the profits of the owners were p...  Read More...

  • Family Opens Dementia Care Facility After Finding No Better Alternative

    The family of a loved one diagnosed with early onset dementia has advocated along with their loved one to open up a new type of facility to meet the needs of dementia patients in an innovative way. The facility will look more like a normal home dwelling, rather than an institution, housing only 36 residents at a time. Treatment will include occupational therapy and cognitive programming. “We’ve seen lots of different stories play out,” said the dementia patient's wife....  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Second Allegation Of Abuse

    Currently a facility is under investigation for a second allegation following accusations of rape and abuse. The facility was first accused of allowing a patient in a vegetative state to be raped. She gave birth to a child, leading to DNA investigations. The facility is being investigated for more abuse allegations made by a female patient.   Read More...