Archive for September, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from September, 2005.

September 2005

Sex abuse offender charged in Freeport; The man is accused of fondling three fellow nursing home residents

Prosecutors want probation revoked for a convicted sex offender who reportedly groped three fellow residents at a Freeport nursing home. The sex offender, identified by police as Herbert Martz, 75, was admitted to the home because the facility believed he was terminally ill. He then got better, said a police official. A sex offender living […]

Friday the 16th

Atascadero nursing home deaths probed; Three died after coldlike symptoms struck 12 of the residents; state and county are investigating

San Luis Obispo, CA – State and county health officials are investigating the deaths of three elderly residents of a skilled-nursing facility in Atascadero in recent weeks. They died after contracting coldlike symptoms that spread through the Danish Care Center, said Char Hill, the center’s director of clinical services. Nine other residents and about 10 […]

Friday the 16th

Settlement Reached With Burlingame Nursing Home

Sacramento, CA – California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Wednesday announced a $2.5 million settlement with a company that operates 18 nursing homes in the state. The agreement with Sun Healthcare Group stems from an October 2001 prosecution of the company for elder abuse stemming from the care given to elderly residents at a facility in […]

Thursday the 15th

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Charges Lansing-Area Nurse With Abuse of 95-Year-Old Nursing Home Patient

Lansing, MI – Attorney General Mike Cox announced today the filing of two criminal charges against a Lansing registered nurse for abusing a 95-year-old nursing home patient and recklessly placing false information in the patient’s medical chart. “More than 100,000 Michigan citizens reside in nursing homes around the state and my office is committed to […]

Wednesday the 14th

Nurse Accused Of Taking Drugs From Alzheimer’s Patients

Middletown, OH – A Middletown nurse is in jail, accused of stealing pain medication from Alzheimer’s patients. The arrest comes after an investigation that spanned three nursing homes in two communities. Investigators call the Jennifer Helton, a 28-year-old licensed practical nurse, a drug addict. Read the full text of the article >>

Tuesday the 13th

Nursing home fails to pay massive fine

Tulsa, OK – A nursing home group that has eleven homes in Oklahoma continues operating despite not having paid a more than $450,000.00 fine last year. The state Health Department proposed the fine against Oklahoma Nursing Homes because of abuse and neglect inspectors found at the Hominy Nursing Home. The home closed following a report […]

Tuesday the 13th

County home addresses problems, but financial woes persist

Goshen – Already coping with a high vacancy rate and growing deficits, officials at the county’s 520-bed nursing home spent the summer correcting more than a dozen problems highlighted in a recent health inspection. During a weeklong visit in May, state and federal inspectors found residents who weren’t being fed properly, workers who lacked proper […]

Monday the 12th

Sex abuse alleged at nursing home

Springfield, IL – A registered sex offender living at a Freeport nursing home sexually abused three female residents, according to a state report released Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health, which documented the alleged incidents during an investigation completed in June, fined the facility, Provena St. Joseph Center, $30,000 for failure to prevent the […]

Sunday the 11th

Four officials quit amid veterans home violations; Health Department order cites 28 deficiencies in late July

Minneapolis, MN – Four Minneapolis Veterans Home administrators resigned this week after receiving an order from the state Health Department to correct 28 deficiencies in nursing home care. The remaining staff has roughly one week left to fix most of the problems. The violations generally involved poor supervision or care of patients and often mentioned […]

Friday the 2nd