Garretson, SD - Five months after its director was stripped of her license by state regulators, a Garretson nursing home now faces a lawsuit alleging abuse and neglect at the home. Beverly Whaley of Flandreau, daughter of Anne Bjerke, filed the lawsuit against Palisade Manor Nursing Home and two former employees. Bjerke, 77, died a year ago after being at the nursing home for about a month. The lawsuit also names Waldon Peterson, a former nurse who lives in Lake Benton, Minn., and Jeanette Kreitel, who was the administrator at the nursing home at the time.
September 25, 2005