Archive: Nursing Home Abuse Oklahoma

Oklahoma family claims loved one was abused inside nursing home

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. An Oklahoma family is alleging abuse of their loved one inside a Jones nursing home. A Vietnam veteran was left bruised and battered. The resident’s family says when they complained to the facility things got even worse. The family says when they reported the abuse, the facility director made excuses and when they ... [More >>]

Ex-administrator pleads in trust fund thefts

Friday, August 8th, 2008. Edmund, OK - A former administrator at an Edmond nursing home pleaded guilty Thursday to taking more than $3,000 from residents in her care. In the plea agreement, Susan Gail Evers, 55, receives a two-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, a $100 victim compensation assessment ... [More >>]

Former Bartlesville nursing home worker charged

Friday, August 1st, 2008. Bartlesville, OK - A former admissions coordinator for a Bartlesville nursing home was arrested last week after being charged with eight felony counts of financial exploitation by caretaker, Attorney General Drew Edmondson said in a press release issued Thursday. Bobbie Jo Wilhelm, 53, was charged in Washington County District Court after ... [More >>]

Advocates for Oklahoma law heading to Washington

Saturday, July 19th, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - When Wes Bledsoe's grandmother died in an Oklahoma City nursing home in 2000 because of negligent care, he vowed at her grave site to work to prevent similar deaths in the future. For nearly a decade, Bledsoe has pushed state lawmakers for stricter laws to prevent the ... [More >>]

Steele Nursing Home Bill Passes Both House, Senate Unanimously

Thursday, May 29th, 2008. Tecumseh, OK - The Oklahoma Legislature voted last week to establish separate nursing home facilities for convicted sex offenders in need of long term care. House Bill 2704, by state Rep. Kris Steele and Sen. Tom Adelson, directs the Department of Health to request bids for the operation of a ... [More >>]

Many state senior abuse cases go unreported

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - Officials with Adult Protective Services says the number of elderly Oklahomans being abused is rising about 3% a year. Paul Needham with the agency said at the Oklahoma Conference on Aging in Midwest City that elderly abuse is often a hidden crime because so many are ... [More >>]

Nursing homes part-owned by state legislator have been cited

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - A state legislator who partially owns two nursing homes that have been cited for health and safety violations said his facilities struggle with the same issues faced by every nursing home. Hugh Robert, executive director of the Oklahoma Center for Consumer and Patient Safety, said the problems ... [More >>]

Bill combats nursing home predators

Monday, April 21st, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - A bill to place registered sex offenders in secure long-term care facilities cleared another legislative hurdle today. The Oklahoma Senate a measure introduced by Shawnee state Representative Kris Steele without opposition.... Eldercare advocate Wes Bledsoe says several sex offenders now live in nursing homes and other ... [More >>]

Liability wording falls from proposal

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - Language requiring nursing home operators to prove they have the financial ability to cover claims of resident abuse or neglect was stripped from a bill Monday, leaving proponents to fear the idea could be dead this session. Senate Bill 1549 originally dealt with cleaning up language with ... [More >>]

Nursing homes escaping liability

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008. Oklahoma City, OK - In October 2006, Leah Gann of Sand Springs received a dreaded telephone call. Her mother had been injured at The Gardens nursing home in Sapulpa. Hospital X-rays revealed her mother had suffered spiral fractures to both legs, she said. Since that type of injury often is associated with ... [More >>]