Archive: Oregon

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Oregon nursing home abuse news archives.

July 2014

April 2008

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. […]

Wednesday the 23rd

March 2008

October 2007

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 […]

Wednesday the 17th

June 2007

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 […]

Tuesday the 19th

April 2007

August 2006

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.

Thursday the 31st

March 2006

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 […]

Tuesday the 7th

February 2006