Archive for March, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2006.

March 2006

Andover nursing home health aide acquitted of assault

Newton, MA — An emotional Union County man was found not guilty Thursday of assaulting an elderly patient at an Andover Township nursing home more than two years ago. Donald Beckett, 41, of Union Township, would have faced up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine had he been convicted of fourth-degree aggravated […]

Friday the 31st

New legal hotline to help nursing home residents

TX – Texas Legal Services Center is starting a new hotline aimed at helping nursing home or assisted living center residents report crimes. The TLSC created the hotline through a grant from the Attorney General of Texas Crime Victims Services Division. “Our goal on the new hotline is to help victims of violent crime, abuse […]

Friday the 31st

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Charges Seven in Nursing Home Criminal Background Check Initiative; New Criminal Background Check law to take effect April 1

Lansing, MI – On the eve of the effective date for Michigan’s new Nursing Home Criminal Background Check law, Attorney General Mike Cox today announced a third round of charges from his Nursing Home Initiative, which includes an ongoing series of investigations into nursing home employee criminal backgrounds. Cox has charged six individuals with falsifying […]

Friday the 31st

Lakeside shutdown ordered

Frankfort, KY – The state has ordered the 286-bed Lakeside Heights nursing home in Highland Heights to remove all residents and shut down within the next 30 days, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Effective Wednesday, the Cabinet is terminating Medicaid funding to the facility at 3510 Alexandria Pike, cabinet spokeswoman Vikki […]

Thursday the 30th

Nursing Homes Settle Lawsuit

Bakersfield, CA – A company that runs three nursing homes in Bakersfield has settled a lawsuit with the State Attorney General’s Office. Pleasant Care must immediately improve the care of its residents and must pay $1 million in civil penalties. Pleasant Care oversees 30 facilities across the state and three of them in Kern County. […]

Friday the 17th

Caregiver kept job despite suspicions, then raped woman

Des Moines, IA – An Iowa caregiver convicted of raping a nursing home resident was suspected of abusing the victim long before he was caught, newly released state records show. Frank Daugard Jr. was under orders from his boss at Adair Community Health Center to refrain from working alone with female residents last fall, during […]

Friday the 17th

Nursing Home Resident Found Wandering in North Topeka

Topeka, KS – North Topeka resident Tony Martinez says he couldn’t believe what he saw out his front door just a few weeks ago: a mental health patient wandering the neighborhood. Now, he wants answers. Two weeks ago, Martinez saw what he first thought was an intoxicated woman making her way toward his home. “The […]

Friday the 17th