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Interim study investigates nursing home abuse

After placing 49th in the United States for nursing home care standards, Oklahoma is the subject of multiple investigations, including ones from the Senate and Congress.

An ‘F’ for Oklahoma nursing homes

A Florida-based advocacy group has published its second annual nursing home report cards and dropped Oklahoma’s rank from 48th to 49th in the nation. Families for Better Care issued an “F” to Oklahoma nursing homes, writing in their annual report that nursing homes here “consistently underachieved, scoring below average or failing grades in three of […]

Oklahoma family claims loved one was abused inside nursing home

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 decided to […]

Ex-administrator pleads in trust fund thefts

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 and court costs, according to […]

Former Bartlesville nursing home worker charged

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 an investigation by Edmondson’s […]

Advocates for Oklahoma law heading to Washington

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 abuse of nursing home […]

Steele Nursing Home Bill Passes Both House, Senate Unanimously

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 stand-alone, long-term care facility that […]

Many state senior abuse cases go unreported

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 abused by their own relatives. […]

Nursing homes part-owned by state legislator have been cited

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 found at nursing homes […]

Bill combats nursing home predators

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 long-term care facilities across the […]