Archive for April, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from April, 2005.

April 2005

State Moves To Shut Down Troubled Nursing Home

On April 7, Illinois State Police conducted a sweep of Emerald Park Health Care Center in Evergreen Park which resulted in the arrest of four people with outstanding warrants. Among those arrested were two unregistered sex offenders. “It was the last straw,” State Sen. Ed Maloney said. “Just going beyond, you know, again, safety concern […]

Wednesday the 27th

Nursing home sued for man’s death

Calais stayed at Evangeline Oaks just three days – from Jan. 26, 2004 to Jan. 29, 2004 – according to the suit. During that time, he allegedly fell an unknown number of times, resulting in a fractured skull that eventually led to his death, according to the lawsuit…. According to state inspections, Evangeline Oaks was […]

Wednesday the 27th

Ex-nursing home employee admits he punched resident

Donald L. Francis was employed as a certified nurse’s assistant Feb. 18, 2004, at Maple Ridge Care Centre, 2202 N. Kickapoo St., when he punched the 67-year-old several times in the head. The victim suffered a black eye, according to a state health department report of the incident. Francis also was suspected of another incident […]

Thursday the 21st

Bill to Put Video Cameras in Nursing Homes Fails

Little Rock (AP) – A bill by Republican Representative Stephen Bright of Maumelle, died in the Senate, ending hopes, at least for the moment, that video cameras would be authorized for use in rooms at nursing homes. The bill had previously passed the House 82-to-two. The bill was intended to prevent abuse in nursing homes […]

Tuesday the 12th

Nursing Assistant Sentenced to House of Correction for Patient Abuse of Elderly at Cape Nursing Home

Boston, MA – A former certified nursing assistant was sentenced today to serve eight months in the Barnstable County House of Correction after being found guilty last week of physically abusing elderly Alzheimer’s patients at a Harwich nursing home, Attorney General Tom Reilly announced today. An Orleans District Court jury found Isaac Joseph, 40, of […]

Friday the 8th

Former nursing assistant charged with abuse

RED OAK, Iowa A former nursing assistant has been accused of abusing elderly residents of a nursing home in Red Oak in southwest Iowa. Thirty-six-year-old Richard Lang of Red Oak is charged with four counts of intentional dependent adult abuse causing injury. Montgomery County Attorney Bruce Swanson says Lang pushed and tripped residents, and pulled […]

Thursday the 7th