Archive for March, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2005.

March 2005

Nursing Home Violations For The Month Of February

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the following type "A" violations of the Nursing Home Care Act for the month of February 2005. The statement of violation for each facility can be obtained by visiting the Department’s Web site at www.idph.state.il.us and clicking on the phrase "statement of violation" contained […]

Wednesday the 9th

Nursing home worker accused of abuse

Temeka R. Jones of New Orleans, Louisiana is wanted in connection with an attack on a mentally disabled resident of St. Rita’s Nursing Home. A warrant was issued for the 18-year-old nursing assistant who authorities allege beat a 51-year-old resident she was assigned to care for with a coat hanger. Jones denied involvement when interviewed […]

Tuesday the 8th

$20,000 bond set in sexual assault case

Tomah, Wisconsin. Former nurse’s aid James G. Doeslaere’s bond was set for $20,000 Friday. Doeslaere is charged with sexually assaulting a 73-year-old, female Alzheimer’s patient at Rolling Hills Nursing Home, where he has worked for the past five years. The advanced stage of disease makes it so the victim is unable to communicate; she was […]

Monday the 7th

Former nursing home executive accused of plot to hide injuries

Larry Hinman, who from 1997 to 2003 was regional director at Care Initiatives, the largest nursing home chain in Iowa, was indicted recently by a federal grand jury. Federal prosecutors allege that Hinman ordered employees to conceale residents’ injuries from inspectors. Hinman was in charge of supervising nursing home administrators and monitoring state health inspections […]

Friday the 4th