Archive for January, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2006.

January 2006

Caregiver background checks near: Lawmakers, governor expected to approve bill

All Michigan residents soon could have greater security in knowing their loved ones aren’t being cared for by criminals. After almost a year of negotiations, state lawmakers are poised to approve strict guidelines this week requiring state and federal criminal checks on almost all workers at residential care centers as well as in-home care providers […]

Tuesday the 31st

Detroit Nursing Home, Medical Director/Co-owner, and Director of Nursing Will Go on Trial in Death of 78-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident, Announces Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox

Lansing, MI – Attorney General Mike Cox announced today that a Detroit nursing home, its medical director/co-owner, and the director of nursing were bound over as charged and will go on trial regarding the death of a nursing home resident and the abuse of vulnerable adult residents. “This tragic incident never should have happened,” said […]

Wednesday the 25th

Officials Investigate Nursing Home Death

Medford, MA – A Medford nursing home is under investigation after the death of a patient. The question is, why was he able to walk right out of the facility unnoticed? Capt. Scott Graham says when emergency crews pulled into Medford’s Courtyard Nursing Home, cheap cialis for sale 78-year-old John Medeiros was on the ground […]

Tuesday the 24th

Study Finds California Overlooks Serious Nursing Home Violations

California continues to fall behind federal standards in investigating nursing home complaints and addressing serious deficiencies in quality of care, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported last month. In an 81-page report, the GAO, also known as the investigative arm of Congress, stated that the California agency responsible for examining nursing home deficiencies and complaints […]

Sunday the 22nd

Embattled nursing home, state begin closure process

The state Attorney General’s Office filed a civil suit Jan. 5 asking a judge to shut down Jennifer Matthew [Nursing and Rehabilitation Center] in the wake of an attorney general’s investigation that involved a hidden camera being placed in a patient’s room to monitor care. Court papers say a 70-year-old man, who suffers from dementia, […]

Friday the 20th

Stop overlooking oversight at nursing homes

St. Louis, MO – Over the last five years, the number of serious problems detected in the nation’s nursing homes has dropped. After decades of stressing the need to protect vulnerable nursing home residents, that seemed like an overdue bit of good news. It wasn’t. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office reported last week that nursing […]

Wednesday the 18th