Archive for October, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from October, 2005.

October 2005

Personal care home owners say changes in state regulations won’t help residents

Pittsburgh, PA – Welfare department officials held explanatory workshops around the state over the summer for administrators of the more than 1,600 personal care homes. The homes range from eight-bed, mom-and-pop dwellings run on a shoestring to the large, assisted-living facilities that woo affluent suburbanites as they become frail. The operators all have a new […]

Sunday the 30th

Mental Testing For Man Accused Of Nursing Home Sex

American Fork, UT – A man accused of sexually abusing ten elderly women in an American Fork nursing home has been ordered to undergo a mental-competency exam. Police say 33-year-old Jesus Partida confessed in July to sexually assaulting the women during the two years he worked as a certified buy cialis tablets india nursing assistant […]

Friday the 28th

Lubbock nurse arrested for slapping elderly patients

Lubbock, TX – Lubbock County Sheriff’s deputies and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot’s criminal officers arrested a nurse at a nursing home in Brownfield Oct. 20 on warrants connected to a September indictment on two counts of injury to disabled persons. Tiffany Cunningham, a certified nurse aide employed at the Bender Terrace facility, was arrested […]

Thursday the 27th

Nursing home cited after death

Lorain, OH – A local nursing home was cited by the Ohio Department of Health after an 90-year-old woman fell down several stairs in her wheelchair and died, according to an Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman. Autumn Aegis Nursing Retirement Community, 1130 Tower Blvd., was cited for failure to ensure that each resident received adequate […]

Tuesday the 25th

Nursing home fires nine amid allegations of resident abuse

Hanover, IN – State officials have temporarily banned a southern Indiana nursing home from admitting new residents after investigating a series of abuse incidents, including one in which a 79-year-old woman was beaten and left with a bloody face. A report by the Indiana Department of Health found that four Hanover Nursing Center residents had […]

Friday the 21st

Handling Nursing Home Woes

Rochester, NY – Fourteen employees of the Jennifer Matthew Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have been suspended without pay while the New York State attorney general’s office investigates the Portland Avenue nursing home. A hidden camera there allegedly recorded video of the workers falsifying a patient’s medical records and other documents. The center’s director said their […]

Friday the 21st

Nursing home assault charges filed

Berlin, MD – A caretaker at a Berlin nursing home has been charged with sexually assaulting a 90-year-old patient, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation reported this week. Michael Jermain Bolling of Salisbury was charged on Tuesday with a second- and third-degree sexual offense, unnatural perverted sexual practice, vulnerable adult abuse. He was also charged […]

Friday the 21st

Troubled nursing home under investigation again

Rochester, NY – A Rochester nursing home cited in the past for violations is under investigation again. W-H-A-M reports a hidden camera recorded 14 workers falsifying medical records at the Jennifer Matthew Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The workers were suspended without pay pending the results of the attorney general’s investigation, but no charges have been […]

Thursday the 20th

Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents: Hearings on Mariner Sale Must Be Held; Mississippi AG Warns Nursing Home Sale Trends Hinder Enforcement of Standards

Austin, TX – The president of the Coastal Bend Chapter, Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents, urged Texas lawmakers on Thursday to hold hearings into whether recent nursing home ownership changes are putting the state’s 85,000 elderly residents at risk. Libby Edwards, of Corpus Christi, said her organization is concerned by testimony by Arkansas state […]

Thursday the 20th