Archive for January, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2006.

January 2006

Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

Evansville, IN – Henderson police are investigating allegations of abuse at a nursing home. Carolyn Doepel’s family asked police to investigate after they discovered bruises on the 64-year-old’s torso. The nursing home’s director says those bruises are the result of medication that made the patient more susceptible to bruising, and that an outside doctor agrees. […]

Wednesday the 18th

Nursing Home Neglect?

Boston, MA – “I honest to God believed he was going to get better.” Mary Curry thought her husband Lou would make a full recovery after hip replacement surgery. “I really thought he was going to get good care.” But she says the care he got was far from good at Walpole’s Harrington House Nursing […]

Monday the 16th

Nursing home abuse suspect scheduled for trial

Iron Mountain, MI – A woman who authorities say verbally abused a patient at a Kingsford nursing home is heading to trial. The trial for 42-year-old Janice Marie Dal Santo on one count of misdemeanor patient abuse is set for January 30th. Authorities say she suspended from Manorcare Health Services nursing a few months after […]

Monday the 16th

Nursing Home Cited for Abuse Allegations

Allentown, PA – The nursing home run by Northampton County has been cited by the state after allegations of abuse. A State Department of Health report says the Gracedale home in Lower Nazareth Township was lax in reporting an alleged incident back in October. Read the full text of the article >>

Friday the 13th

Nurses Aid Charged With Abuse of Elderly Patient

Wichita Falls, TX – A Wichita Falls nurses aide is out on bond after a 76-year-old nursing home patient reported he was beaten. The River Oaks Care Center patient told police 45-year-old Barara Johnson Walton became very rough levitra cost while bathing him and he cried out in pain. He said Walton told him to […]

Wednesday the 11th

Possible nursing home abuse investigated at county’s largest nursing home

Santa Barbara, CA – The district attorney’s office is investigating possible elder abuse at La Cumbre Senior Living Concepts, the county’s largest nursing home. The facility had its Medicare and Medi-Cal funding revoked because of a variety of state inspection violations. Deputy District Attorney Mary Barron, chief of the elder abuse unit, confirmed Monday that […]

Tuesday the 10th

County to sue nursing home

San Mateo, CA – San Mateo County is suing the corporation owning a Redwood City nursing home on behalf of a 50-year-old disabled woman who was severely scalded in 2004 after a Liberian worker left her in a too-hot shower unattended. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from ResCare for Theresa Rodriguez, who was nearly killed […]

Tuesday the 10th

N.Y. nursing home in talks with state

Rochester, NY – Following an investigation that led to the arrests of 14, the New York state attorney general wants a Rochester, N.Y., nursing home closed. The New York State Health Department confirmed late Friday that it is in discussions with with the owner and his management of the Jennifer Matthew Nursing and Rehabilitation Center […]

Saturday the 7th

Nursing home assistant charged with resident abuse

Gaffney, SC – A certified nursing assistant is charged with abusing a nursing home resident here, police said. Bessie Moore, 47, of Gaffney, was charged Thursday with abusing a vulnerable adult at the Cherokee-County-owned Peachtree Centre, where she had worked since July. A co-worker reported that Moore verbally mistreated a resident and slightly hit her […]

Saturday the 7th