Archive: Nursing Home Abuse Indiana

Nursing Homes Fight Effort to Help Patients Sue: Proposed Legislation Would Clear Way for Patients With Quality-of-Care Grievances

Thursday, June 19th, 2008. South Bend, IN - A maintenance man in Indianapolis has been charged with rape and burglary, accused of assaulting an 89-year-old woman in a retirement home. This man didn't have a prior record, but there are nursing home workers who do. A study in Michigan found 10 percent of the state's ... [More >>]

Charges dropped in elderly abuse case

Friday, January 18th, 2008. Evansville, IN - Felony neglect charges have been dropped against five Evansville nursing home employees in the death of an elderly resident back in 2005. However, four remaining defendants will be heading to trial this Monday.

Rockville nursing facility remains on probation; Lee Alan Bryant issued 90-day probationary license

Saturday, August 4th, 2007. Rockville, IN - A Wabash Valley nursing home with a checkered history has been issued its second probationary license in four months, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. Lee Alan Bryant Health Care Facilities in Rockville has been issued a 90-day probationary license, effective Aug. 1, according to Ken ... [More >>]

Woman sues nursing home

Thursday, January 11th, 2007. Munster, IN - An 81-year-old former resident of a Chicago Heights nursing claims she was the victim of neglect and abuse during her two-month stay at the facility. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County court, Rose Capriotti alleged that while she was recuperating from a stroke at the Prairie ... [More >>]

Former nursing home director’s license suspended

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006. Marion, IN - A state panel suspended the nursing license of a woman charged with neglecting a nursing home resident who was allegedly allowed to lay in his own waste for days. Zanna Paul, the former director of Nursing at Northgate Healthcare Center, was indicted for mistreating a 62-year-old man, who ... [More >>]

Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglect

Thursday, May 18th, 2006. Marion, IN - A grand jury has indicted two former nursing home officials on neglect charges, alleging they allowed a resident to lay in his own waste for days with back sores and maggot-covered clothing. Zanna Paul and Sandra Andersen reportedly placed the 62-year-old man "in a situation that endangered his ... [More >>]

Report IDs roots of elderly neglect: Understaffing — a problem in Indiana — can endanger nursing-home residents

Saturday, April 29th, 2006. Fort Wayne, IN - A national report examining nursing home abuse and neglect, released Friday, reveals understaffing as the underlying reason for continued problems. “The Faces of Neglect: Behind the Closed Doors of Nursing Homes,” commissioned by the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, gives a look-back at the events ... [More >>]

Grand jury to hear nursing home case: Treatment of resident under investigation

Friday, March 31st, 2006. Grant County, IN - A grand jury in May will start hearing evidence in connection with an investigation of a local nursing home's care and treatment of a resident, Grant County Prosecutor James Luttrull Jr. said Thursday. The grand jury, a six-member panel that will hear evidence and decide if criminal ... [More >>]

Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006. Evansville, IN - Henderson police are investigating allegations of abuse at a nursing home. Carolyn Doepel's family asked police to investigate after they discovered bruises on the 64-year-old's torso. The nursing home's director says those bruises are the result of medication that made the patient more susceptible to bruising, and that an ... [More >>]

Lawsuit alleges negligence in death at Evansville nursing home

Saturday, January 14th, 2006. Evansville, IN - A nursing home where a patient's death this fall was recently ruled a homicide is being sued over the 2003 death of another patient. The daughter of 76-year-old Ernestine Rock, who died at the Brentwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in March 2003, filed the wrongful death lawsuit. Her lawsuit, ... [More >>]