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Woman raped in nursing home for months

A Portland man has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 73-year-old woman who detectives say he met at church before abusing her at her nursing home.

3 indicted in nursing home case; Alleged neglect – Officials say workers dropped a resident, breaking her legs, then withheld medical care

Portland, OR – Three former employees of a Northeast Portland nursing home have been criminally accused of failing to summon help for a 60-year-old resident who suffered two broken legs when she was dropped. Five days passed in fall 2006 before Linda J. Ober was transported to the hospital, where she died the next day. […]

Man who admitted abuse released; Simons set free after court threw out conviction

Corvallis, OR – Michael Simons ran like a free man after being released out the back door of the Benton County jail on Friday morning. But his first action after spending four years in prison was to dart across the street to see a parole officer. Simons, 27, confessed to the rape, sodomy and sexual […]

Residents removed from foster home amidst elder abuse allegations

Newport, OR – Three residents were recently removed from the premises of Betty’s Quality Home Care amidst allegations of elder abuse, said Mary Gear, Office of Licensing and Quality Care administrator, Seniors and People with Disabilities Division of the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services. Gear said one of three residents was removed by […]

LPN’s troubles were known two years ago by the state

Lake Oswego, OR – More than two years ago, the Oregon Department of Human Services told the state board of nursing that Carri Lynn Borks’ criminal record made her unfit to nurse at a DHS-regulated facility – yet the nursing board allowed her to continue nursing with an unencumbered license until Saturday. Borks is the […]

Night-nurse nightmare; LPN with criminal past is in trouble again

Lake Oswego, OR – Margaret Barber is afraid to return to her nursing home. Barber is 81 years old, a victim of a stroke 10 weeks ago and victim of something else – nobody’s certain exactly what – in the early morning hours of May 24. At 4:30 a.m. that day Barber was taken by […]

Police: Nursing Home Worker Arrested In Sex Abuse Case

Stayton, OR – A retirement community employee has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a 70-year-old woman in 2005, the Stayton Police Department said Thursday. The alleged victim was a resident at Marian Estates, a retirement community in Sublimity.

Allegations of elder abuse surface at local nursing home

Troutdale, OR – Disturbing allegations of elder abuse have surfaced about a nursing home in Troutdale. KATU News has learned that police are investigating possible sex abuse at Alterra Clare Bridge. Administrators say an employee is on leave after someone reported seeing inappropriate contact with one of the residents.

Board inaction keeps problem nurses on job

One of the most serious charges leveled at the Oregon State Board of Nursing concerns how it deals with nurses who commit crimes. When a nurse steals money or jewelry from an elderly patient in a nursing home, a crime has occurred. When a nurse or aide steals drugs from a patient or a facility […]

Nursing home could lose its license; Problems at St. Jude Specialty Care are in past, manager says

The state of Oregon is threatening to close an east Portland nursing home if the facility doesn’t get its act together. Citing three bad inspection reports in the last two years as well as several complaints that were found to be valid, the state on Jan. 18 informed St. Jude Specialty Care on Southeast 136th […]