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

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 nursing home workers had […]

Charges dropped in elderly abuse case

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

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 Severson, public affairs officer […]

Woman sues nursing home

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 Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation […]

Former nursing home director’s license suspended

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 also was found with […]

Former nursing home officials charged in patient’s neglect

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 life or health, resulting […]

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

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 and conditions surrounding 36 […]

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

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 charges are warranted in […]

Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

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 outside doctor agrees. […]

Lawsuit alleges negligence in death at Evansville nursing home

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, which is scheduled […]