Everything listed under: nursing home abuse

  • Six Former Nursing Home Staff Charged With Fraud, Obtaining Residents’ Prescription Medications for Personal Use

    Six former nursing home employees were formally charged this month following the alleged theft of residents’ prescription medications. According to a news release, drugs intended for the residents of the nursing home were allegedly withheld by these employees for their personal use. Prosecutors are also attempting to prove that medical documents were forged regarding the administering of drugs to the residents.The former employees are currently facing charges such as fraud, acquiring contr...  Read More...

  • Non-verbal and Bed-ridden Man Allegedly Abused by Caretakers, Family Concerned about Other Potential Victims

    The mother of a victim of alleged caregiver abuse is publicly speaking out. Her son was a resident at a group home and required very specific medical attention for his daily needs. While at this group home, her son sustained injuries including a broken neck, a broken nose, and lacerations.   Read More...

  • 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...

  • Alleged Rape at Retirement Community, Charges Filed Almost Twenty Years Later

    A former aide of a retirement community is being charged with raping at least one elderly resident of the facility almost twenty years ago. The victim was said to be both non-verbal and bed-ridden in the facility. However, newly presented court documents allege this man may have committed sexual crimes against two additional elderly residents at that same facility.The former aide was arrested on February 27, 2019.   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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies, Facility Files Lawsuit

    A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for a male patient who died of septic shock at the age of 57. The patient suffered from a massive pressure ulcer.  The facility failed to provide the care necessary to help prevent and heal the wound. “You’re trusting where they’re at that they’re getting the care that they need,” said the deceased patients sister.   Read More...