Archive for August, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from August, 2005.

August 2005

Holding a Gun to Grandmother’s Head

TN – During an annual visit of State Department of Health surveyors to the nursing home where Mother lives, I said to one of the surveyors, “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry or throw up when I watch the dog and pony show the administration puts on for your benefit.” The surveyor said […]

Monday the 29th

Elderly woman reportedly raped at nursing home

Charlotte Harbor, FL – A 94-year-old woman told authorities she was sexually assaulted at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare. The incident allegedly happened between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday at the nursing home, 4000 Kings Highway, a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office report states. The victim told investigators she knew the perpetrator. The sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit […]

Saturday the 27th

Byrne advocates ‘grannycams’; Lieutenant-governor hopeful wants nursing homes to permit them

Richmond, VA – Democrat Leslie L. Byrne wants nursing home residents or their guardians to be able to install so-called “grannycams” in their rooms to monitor their care. Byrne, who’s running for lieutenant governor, outlined her plan yesterday afternoon at the Linwood Robinson Senior Center in Church Hill. The proposal resembles a bill that Byrne, […]

Thursday the 25th

How Tough Are Nursing Home Inspectors?

A third of U.S. nursing homes have food sanitation problems, and nursing homes in California, Nevada, Delaware, West Virginia and Hawaii scored more bad marks on state inspections than in other states in 2004. The most serious problems – failures that cause actual harm to residents – were reported in Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina […]

Wednesday the 24th

Nursing home worker accused of punching 81-year-old

Warner Robins, GA – A nursing home worker is accused of assaulting an 81-year-old resident and giving him a black eye, according to Warner Robins police. Alyce Quillin, 59, of Warner Robins, was charged Monday with battery in the Aug. 13 incident at the Warner Robins Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 1601 Elberta Road. Warner […]

Tuesday the 23rd

Coroner: Nursing home patient not slain

New Albany, IN – An autopsy showed that a nursing home patient’s body _ exhumed more than two weeks after her death _ had multiple bruises, but they likely were not enough to kill her, a coroner said. Patricia Stocksdale, 76, of Clarksville, died Aug. 1 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany. Her […]

Thursday the 18th

Nursing Home Abuse

Wichita, KS – A former nursing home aide pleads guilty to dropping a patient and failing to report the incident. Marlise Shaw is set for sentencing next month in Sedgwick County District Court. Attorney General Phill Kline says Shaw pleaded to one felony and one misdemeanor count of mistreating a dependent adult. The incident happened […]

Tuesday the 16th