Archive for December, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from December, 2005.

December 2005

Nursing Homes: Despite Increased Oversight, Challenges Remain in Ensuring High-Quality Care and Resident Safety

Government Accountability Office. GAO-06-117 Highlights-PDF | PDF] Since 1998, GAO has issued numerous reports on nursing home quality and safety that identified significant weaknesses in federal and state oversight. Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), states conduct annual nursing home inspections, known as surveys, to assess compliance with federal quality […]

Wednesday the 28th

Panel aims to protect elderly

Edwardsville, IL — Madison County State’s Attorney William A. Mudge said he hopes the quality of nursing home care and treatment of seniors will improve because of an Elder Abuse Committee he formed to help cases of criminal abuse of the elderly work through the court system. The committee’s first case resulted in the indictments […]

Saturday the 24th

Three nurses accused of neglecting patient

Edwardsville, IL — Two nurses from Glen Carbon and one from Collinsville were accused in an indictment Thursday of neglecting a long-term care patient who was suffering from diabetes and eventually lost a leg. Patricia Revelle, 35, and her mother, Rose Revelle, 69, both of Glen Carbon, and Linda Dellamano, 51, of Collinsville were charged […]

Friday the 23rd

Lawrenceville nursing home to pay $2.5M in neglect case

Lawrenceville, GA – A Lawrenceville nursing home accused of neglect by family members of three residents who died has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a state and federal investigation, federal authorities in Atlanta announced Thursday. In the agreement, the Lawrenceville franchise of Life Care Center of America agreed to alter practices at the […]

Thursday the 22nd

Ex-nursing home worker waives hearing in sex abuse case

American, Fork, UT – As a condition to a preliminary plea bargain agreement being floated by prosecutors, a 33-year-old man who admitted to police to sexually abusing 10 women at a nursing home waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Jesus Partida of Pleasant Grove, in waiving the hearing, acknowledges that the judge has […]

Wednesday the 21st

Residents moved out of nursing home

Lynn, MA – The last of 20 Ann Carroll nursing home patients will be moved to new residences this week, one month after the state launched an investigation into sexual assault accusations in the Johnson Street facility. Robert Griffin, the attorney named receiver by a judge in November to oversee Ann Carroll, supervised the relocation […]

Tuesday the 20th

Woman Arrested In Abuse of Nursing Home Resident

Tallahassee, FL – A certified nursing assistant has been arrested for abusing an elderly, disabled resident of a Miami Beach nursing home. The arrest of Emily Singleton, 60, culminates a two-month abuse investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The investigation began when the Department of Children and Families referred a complaint to […]

Monday the 19th

Nursing home’s license is suspended

Hagerstown, MD – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is shutting down Clearview Nursing Home on Downsville Pike, citing serious concerns about its residents’ health and safety. The move forces 36 residents to find new homes one week before Christmas. The department issued an emergency suspension of license Wednesday for the nursing home […]

Friday the 16th