Two Oklahoma nursing home caregivers pleaded guilty to an assortment of crimes this week, including using patients’ names to obtain prescription painkillers and forcing a disabled resident to lick dried spit off a wall while the incident was recorded on a cellphone.
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Court documents show Shaw taunted the resident about her inability to speak, and reportedly told her, “Don’t talk like that, you’re not a baby.” Shaw told another nursing aide the resident got on her nerves. Witnesses saw Shaw intentionally let go of the resident’s arm, causing her to fall backward and hit her head on […]
Shocking video was taken inside the Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma City in April 2012. It shows two aides appearing to stuff a latex glove into the mouth of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry as she sits in her wheelchair.
After leaving a family member in the care of a nursing home, many Oklahomans worry about the level of attention they will receive. A new bill would create a review board to hold nursing homes accountable for deaths or serious injuries to residents.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]