Archive for July, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from July, 2005.

July 2005

California eases enforcement of nursing homes, report says

State inspectors in recent years have eased enforcement of laws designed to protect residents of nursing homes, issuing significantly fewer citations even as complaints about the quality of care rose sharply, a newspaper reported Sunday. Citations dipped about 35 percent from 2000 to 2004, from 709 to 464, according to the Los Angeles Times, which […]

Sunday the 31st

Hospital settles restraint case; After a woman’s death, the Lansdale facility will pay the U.S. government $200,000 and review its policies

Philadelphia, PA – Central Montgomery Medical Center in Lansdale has settled a case with the federal government over its alleged improper use of restraints on 91 patients over six months, including an elderly woman who apparently suffocated after she fell out of bed still attached by a vest restraint. While admitting no wrongdoing, the 125-bed […]

Tuesday the 26th

Nursing home administered illegal drugs, suit claims

Belleville, IL – Charles Kilcauski, the independant administrator of the estate of Peter Rowlinitus, filed suit against Renaissance at Belleville claiming it allowed illegal drugs into the nursing home. According to Kilcauski, Renaissance was aware that some residents and employees were using or tested positive for illegal drugs. He also claims that on July 23, […]

Thursday the 21st

County committee to hear home’s residents’ concerns; The panel is created after complaints of abuse at River Bluff Nursing Home

Rockford, NC — Faced with complaints of abuse at River Bluff Nursing Home, Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen named a five-member panel Wednesday to handle resident concerns. “Are there still going to be problems? I’m sure there are, but we’re going to do our best to minimize them,” Christiansen told the board’s Health and […]

Thursday the 21st

Director defends River Bluff

Rockford, NC — The director of the Winnebago County-run nursing home said Monday that a former employee’s allegations of neglect, abuse and cover-ups at the facility aren’t fair. “We do our due diligence here,” said River Bluff Nursing Home Administrator Phyllis Schwebke. “And we’re certainly not attempting to cover up anything. But there are times […]

Tuesday the 19th

Nursing home sued for $1M over pregnancy: A Machesney Park woman says her daughter was sexually assaulted at the facility

Chicago, IL — A Machesney Park mother of a 23-year-old disabled woman wants more than $1 million in damages from a Bloomingdale nursing home where her daughter allegedly was sexually assaulted and became pregnant. The 42-page complaint alleges the sexual assault of Hale to be one of at least 25 cases of abuse and neglect […]

Friday the 15th

Capitola care center shut down

Santa Cruz, CA — Citing a litany of suspected problems, including failure to report patient abuse claims and medication errors, the state has effectively ordered Capitola Care Center to shut and given its operators four months to move levitra prices residents of the skilled-care nursing facility. A letter issued Monday by the Department of Health […]

Thursday the 14th