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Nursing home worker arrested in abuse case, Burlington home shut down

A Reidsville woman is accused of abusing a disabled woman living at a home in Burlington. LaTonya Rena Smith, 36, of 403 Graves St. in Reidsville, is charged with one count of felonious patient abuse, according to an Alamance County Sheriff’s Office news release.

NC cites nursing home, alleges lack of abuse protection

A nursing home in suburban Wilmington has been cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for failing to ensure its residents are free from abuse .

N.C. agency issues Champions Assisted Living most severe violation possible

Porters Neck-based Champions Assisted Living has been cited by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for failure to ensure all residents are free from abuse after bruising was discovered on a resident following a scuffle with staff in May on the facility’s memory care unit.

Governor Easley Signs 28 Bills Into Law

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed 28 bills into law including buying Cape Fear River dams from the United States, car inspections, oil clean-up, military family education, state tort claims and public duty doctrine, background checks for nursing home workers, and more. The 28 bills were recently passed by the North Carolina […]

Man claims neglect at care home, others praise facility

Marion, NC – A man confined to a wheelchair says he’s been the victim of neglect while living at Sunrise Rehabilitation & Care. “I am not being treated like, I feel, as a human being,” said Abner Colin Crawley, who lives at the nursing home at 306 Deer Park Road. However, a spokesman for the […]

Personal care providers face state inquiries

Raleigh, NC – State Medicaid investigators are looking into more than 80 criminal allegations of fraud, forgery, or theft by workers or companies who offer personal care services such as bathing, dressing and feeding people in their homes. The state Attorney General’s Office said this week that half the investigations were opened during the past […]

Patient Abuse Charge Could Lead to Second Investigation

Wilmington, NC – The arrest of a Wilmington nursing home worker could lead to another investigation involving the facility itself and whether it followed procedures. Nursing Assistant Brenda Harper turned herself in to police Monday to face charges of patient abuse. Detectives say she hit a 90-year-old patient in the head three times and swore […]

Accusations of Patient Abuse at Local Nursing Home

Wilmington, NC – There is a warrant out for the arrest of a Wilmington nursing home worker accused of abusing an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease. The woman worked at the Oakdale Heights Senior Living Center on 17th Street. In mid-June, co-workers told administrators they saw her hit a 90-year-old woman over the head three […]

Nursing Home Aids Accused Of Assaulting Disabled Veteran

Salisbury, NC – Two nursing home aids are accused of punching an elderly man at a state-run nursing home for veterans in Salisbury. Police said the victim is disabled; the man is unable to get out of the bed or even talk. Veteran Buddy Kyles said the incident is the topic of discussion at the […]

Elderly man ends up with bruises in nursing home

Portsmouth, VA – The allegations are disturbing and under investigation. An elderly North Carolina man’s family is speaking out about his alleged abuse at the hands of a nursing home employee where he resides. Family members say 85 year old Willie Jones was just fine on Monday but couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw […]