Archive for November, 2005

Nursing home abuse headlines from November, 2005.

November 2005

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Calls on House and Senate to Pass Legislation Requiring Annual Criminal Background Checks on Employees of Residential Care Facilities; Attorney General Charges Ten Individuals with Falsifying Criminal Backgrounds

Lansing, MI – Attorney General Mike Cox today called on Michigan’s legislature to pass legislation requiring annual criminal background checks on employees of residential care facilities. The Attorney General’s office has also charged 10 individuals with falsifying criminal histories. “As the first group of 78 million baby boomers begins to retire in 2010, the safety […]

Monday the 28th

Charges dropped in nursing home sex assault case

Berlin, MD – Charges against 20-year-old Michael Jermain Bolling, the Salisbury man accused of sexually assaulting a 91-year-old nursing home patient, have been dropped due to insufficient evidence. The case was heard on Nov. 10 in Snow Hill’s District Court and, according to the State’s Attorney Office, it was dismissed because there was not enough […]

Friday the 18th

Nursing Assistant Charged with Abusing Vulnerable Adult

Cambridge, MD – Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that a former certified nursing assistant for Mallard Bay Care Center, a nursing home in Cambridge, Maryland, has been charged in connection with her mistreatment of a resident in her care. Jessica Montgomery, 21, of the 300 block of Crusader Lane in Cambridge, […]

Friday the 18th

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for October, 2005

Springfield, IL – The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the following type “A” violations of the Nursing Home Care Act were cited during the month of October. An “A” violation, which is the most serious licensure violation levied by the state, pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that […]

Wednesday the 16th

AG REilly, DPH Commissioner Obtain Reciever Over Lynn Nursing Home: Facility had failed to investigate or report allegations of resident-on-resident abuse

Boston, MA – Attorney General Tom Reilly and Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Paul J. Cote, Jr. have obtained an emergency court order against the owner of a 28-bed nursing home in Lynn based on allegations of physical and sexual abuse of residents by residents. The order, entered by Suffolk Superior Court Judge John […]

Wednesday the 16th

Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

KY – Due to medical advances and better health habits, we as a society are living longer than our grandparents. The problem many face is that they are living longer, but spending much of this time dependent and in poor health. This dependency makes the elderly a perfect target for abuse. Kentucky has approximately 6,000 […]

Sunday the 13th

Nursing Home Aide Pleads Guilty to Neglect after Admitting She Sucked Pain Medication from Patient’s Time-Release Patch

Westerport, MD – This story emphasizes the fact that nursing homes and eldercare facilities are often the scene of incidents which significantly compromise the health and wellbeing of highly vulnerable senior citizens. The problems related to substandard care and criminal conduct are on the rise and present a matter for concern throughout the country generally […]

Sunday the 13th

Law Enforcement Ill Prepared for the Challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia; Sparta, New Jersey Sets Good Example

Sparta, NJ – The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (http://www.nccdp.org) completed training with the Sparta, NJ Police Department in the area of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. The course was 7 hours and the entire police force completed the training conducted over a two-day period. The NCCDP seminar included: recognizing abuse and neglect in the […]

Saturday the 12th