Archive for May, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2005.

May 2005

Be an ombudsman for seniors’ rights

Angels wanted: Earn your wings. No pay, but extremely gratifying. That is the battle cry of the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, which is urgently seeking 200 volunteer ombudsmen to look out for seniors living in nursing homes, adult residences and assisted living facilities throughout the city. Compassionate volunteers of any background are needed […]

Sunday the 29th

Lawmakers tackle nursing home reform

PROVIDENCE, RI — The death last year of Germine Morsilli, the 87-year-old former resident of Hillside Nursing Home in Providence, helped shine a spotlight on some of the state’s poorly operated nursing homes. House Majority Leader Gordon Fox, said of Morsilli, “How does someone in this century die of bedsores?” Such a circumstance, he said, […]

Friday the 27th

Three New York Health Care Workers Charged with Abuse

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced the arrest of a registered nurse and two nurse’s aides employed at a Williamsville, N.Y., nursing home for illegally tying an elderly senile patient to his wheelchair and leaving him unattended. The two aides were also charged with similarly mistreating a second patient. Appearing May 4th for arraignment […]

Monday the 23rd

Nurse Convicted of Sexually Abusing Nursing Home Patient

A licensed practical nurse convicted after trial of molesting a bedridden female patient at Monroe Community Hospital (SNF) has been sentenced to 3½ years in state prison. Michael Edwards, 46, of Irondequoit was convicted in March 2005 of first-degree sexual abuse and wilful violation of health laws. He was sentenced on May 5th by Monroe […]

Monday the 23rd

DA Investigates Nursing Home Abuse Allegations

BEAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Beaver County District Attorney’s Office is investigating allegations of physical and mental abuse of nursing home patients by employees. Officials said former employees of the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center reported that in one incident a supervisor would draw caricatures of patients and make fun of them after offering […]

Friday the 20th

Bill would let nursing home patients sue for damages

BATON ROUGE, La. Nursing home patients’ ability to sue for damages for certain violations of their rights, such as being a victim of mental and physical abuse, would be restored under a bill approved by a House committee. Supporters say residents currently can only sue to get nursing generic levitra buy india homes to stop […]

Thursday the 19th

Neglect found at Ruby homes; Marcus Garvey flunks probe

Brooklyn, NY – A State Health Department inspection of Ruby Weston’s Marcus Garvey Nursing Home has found serious flaws at the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, facility, including a chronic failure to tend to many patients’ basic needs. One man was found sitting in urine-soaked clothes for nearly an hour. He wasn’t changed until a health inspector […]

Sunday the 15th

Florida Nursing Home Employee Arrested For Neglect

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist and Fourteenth Circuit State Attorney Steve Meadows announced the arrest of a nurse employed by a Holmes County nursing home on charges of neglect of an elderly adult. Sheila Bush, 52, of Bonifay, was arrested following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the […]

Friday the 13th