Archive for July, 2005

California eases enforcement of nursing homes, report says

Sunday, July 31st, 2005. State inspectors in recent years have eased enforcement of laws designed to protect residents of nursing homes, issuing significantly fewer citations even as complaints about the quality of care rose sharply, a newspaper reported Sunday. Citations dipped about 35 percent from 2000 to 2004, from 709 to 464, according to the ... [More >>]

Former Marysville nursing home worker found guilty of elder abuse

Friday, July 29th, 2005. Marysville, CA – A Yuba County jury convicted a former Marysville nursing home worker of elder abuse for leaving a 98-year-old Alzheimer patient outside the facility overnight. Debbie Montes, 25, could be sentenced to up to six months in jail. The victim, Mildred Taylor, was found scantily clad and shivering in her ... [More >>]

Hospital settles restraint case; After a woman’s death, the Lansdale facility will pay the U.S. government $200,000 and review its policies

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005. Philadelphia, PA - Central Montgomery Medical Center in Lansdale has settled a case with the federal government over its alleged improper use of restraints on 91 patients over six months, including an elderly woman who apparently suffocated after she fell out of bed still attached by a vest restraint. While admitting ... [More >>]

Nursing home administered illegal drugs, suit claims

Thursday, July 21st, 2005. Belleville, IL - Charles Kilcauski, the independant administrator of the estate of Peter Rowlinitus, filed suit against Renaissance at Belleville claiming it allowed illegal drugs into the nursing home. According to Kilcauski, Renaissance was aware that some residents and employees were using or tested positive for illegal drugs. He also claims that ... [More >>]

Disabled Woman Gives Birth After Alleged Rape; Family Files Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

Thursday, July 21st, 2005. Chicago, IL -- A mentally disabled 23-year-old woman who a lawsuit alleged was sexually assaulted at a Bloomingdale nursing home and became pregnant has given birth, the woman's attorney said Thursday. The woman had resided at the Alden Village Health Facility for Children and Young Adults, 267 E. Lake St. in ... [More >>]

County committee to hear home’s residents’ concerns; The panel is created after complaints of abuse at River Bluff Nursing Home

Thursday, July 21st, 2005. Rockford, NC -- Faced with complaints of abuse at River Bluff Nursing Home, Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen named a five-member panel Wednesday to handle resident concerns. "Are there still going to be problems? I'm sure there are, but we're going to do our best to minimize them," Christiansen told ... [More >>]

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse Case At Stand Still; TBI Requests Help

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation needs your help solving a 'Sexual Abuse' case at a Johnson City nursing home. In March, a resident of Asbury Place claimed she was sexually assaulted. Three months later, the state turned the case over to the District Attorney. Read the full text of the ... [More >>]

Director defends River Bluff

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005. Rockford, NC — The director of the Winnebago County-run nursing home said Monday that a former employee’s allegations of neglect, abuse and cover-ups at the facility aren’t fair. “We do our due diligence here,” said River Bluff Nursing Home Administrator Phyllis Schwebke. “And we’re certainly not attempting to cover up anything. ... [More >>]

Nursing home sued for $1M over pregnancy: A Machesney Park woman says her daughter was sexually assaulted at the facility

Friday, July 15th, 2005. Chicago, IL -- A Machesney Park mother of a 23-year-old disabled woman wants more than $1 million in damages from a Bloomingdale nursing home where her daughter allegedly was sexually assaulted and became pregnant. The 42-page complaint alleges the sexual assault of Hale to be one of at least 25 cases ... [More >>]

Capitola care center shut down

Thursday, July 14th, 2005. Santa Cruz, CA — Citing a litany of suspected problems, including failure to report patient abuse claims and medication errors, the state has effectively ordered Capitola Care Center to shut and given its operators four months to move residents of the skilled-care nursing facility. A letter issued Monday by the Department ... [More >>]