Archive for February, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from February, 2006.

February 2006

Woman convicted for stealing from elderly

Attorney General Troy King announced the conviction of a former bookkeeper at the Atmore Nursing Care Center for stealing $18,905 from the nursing home’s patient trust fund on Feb. 22. Peggy Joyce Dagen, 62, of Century, Fla., pleaded guilty this morning in Escambia County generic viagra quick delivery Circuit Court to first-degree theft. Judge Joseph […]

Monday the 27th

Do research before placing loved ones in nursing home

Big Rapids, MI – Eight employees of Metron Nursing Facility of Big Rapids are charged in connection with the death of 50-year-old Sarah Comer. Comer’s oxygen tank was allegedly never changed and ran out, causing her death. It is also alleged her death was covered up. What allegedly happened to Sarah Comer is heartbreaking, but […]

Monday the 27th

Agencies clash over elder-abuse handling

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa attorney general’s office has accused the director of a major state agency of engaging in vindictive, unethical and illegal behavior in the investigation of crimes against the elderly. The attorney general’s office — which typically defends state agencies sued for misconduct — is openly accusing the Iowa Department of […]

Sunday the 26th

No third chance: If abuse at nursing home continues, state should revoke license

Port Charlotte, FL – Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are among nursing homes’ most vulnerable residents. Ensuring their safety should be a top priority. A Port Charlotte home’s failure to protect residents from abuse, even after a state investigation identified major problems, is outrageous. The problems cited by state inspectors include the sexual abuse of female […]

Friday the 24th

3 health workers charged

Concord, NH – Three nursing home health-care workers have been charged with stealing narcotics from their patients. Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said Tuesday that Kristin Clough, 34, of Portsmouth, and Katelyn Cynewski, 22, of Kingston, have been indicted on felony drug possession and misdemeanor patient abuse charges. Read the full text of the article >>

Friday the 24th

2 in nursing home case worked as inspectors: Nurses charged with fraud once reported to state on care given to patients at facilities

Smyrna, DE – Two of five nurses charged this week with fraud and abuse at a Smyrna nursing home used to inspect nursing homes for the state, officials said Thursday. Sandra L. Edwards of Lewes and Mary L. Yarrington of Magnolia worked as compliance nurses or “surveyors,” who visit nursing facilities to verify quality of […]

Friday the 24th

Nursing Assistant Pleads Guilty to Abusing Elderly Franklin Nursing Home Patients

Boston, MA – A former certified nursing assistant has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for abusing four elderly patients in five incidents at a Franklin nursing home, Attorney General Tom Reilly announced today. Bernadette Stackpole, 52, of Bellingham, pleaded guilty to five counts each of assault and battery and patient abuse. Norfolk Superior Court Judge […]

Tuesday the 21st

I-Team: Nursing Home Abuse Investigation

Las Vegas, NV – Every year an average of 20,000 nursing home patients become victims of abuse according to a recent government survey. The most common complaint is physical abuse — a warning to families to take an active role in the quality of care your loved ones receive. I-Team reporter Colleen McCarty found that […]

Tuesday the 21st

State: Nursing home didn’t report sexual abuse

Port Charlotte, FL — A Charlotte County nursing home is barred from accepting new residents after state officials say its administrators failed to report and respond to dozens of sexual abuse allegations. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued the emergency order. It says the Peace River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is closed to […]

Tuesday the 21st