Archive for March, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2006.

March 2006

‘Worst case of abuse I have ever seen’: Inspector says state’s report of nursing home patient’s death was falsified

Wilmington, DE – The state’s investigation started in late January 2004. A registered nurse who inspected nursing homes for the state for four years spent several weeks at Shipley Manor, checking out the complaint. She surveyed the facility, interviewed staff, checked records and talked to a sample of its residents. Dianne Roberts, who did the […]

Sunday the 12th

Pleasant Care, AG settle lawsuit

Ukiah, CA – California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has reached a $1 million settlement deal in a case against the Pleasant Care Corporation. Pleasant Care is the second largest nursing home chain in California, with 30 facilities in 14 counties, including one in Ukiah. “All Californians are entitled to know that they are not putting […]

Saturday the 11th

Former nursing home workers plead guilty in laxative prank

Frankfort, KY – What was intended as a prank on co-workers ended with felony convictions for two former Irvine nursing home workers who pleaded guilty to criminal abuse for giving laxatives to patients who did not need them. The defendants, Lisa Kilburn and Kim Congleton, pleaded guilty today in Estill County Circuit Court and had […]

Friday the 10th

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for January, 2006, including several type ‘A’ violations

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 January. An “A” violation, which is the most serious licensure violation imposed by the state, pertains to a condition in which there is a substantial probability that […]

Friday the 10th

Nursing Home Chain Is Fined for Negligence: Pleasant Care Corp. will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer in a crackdown on patient-care violations

Los Angeles, CA – California’s second-largest nursing home chain agreed Wednesday to pay $1.3 million to the state to settle civil allegations that it provided negligent care to scores of frail patients, including two who died. The agreement resolved a lawsuit against Pleasant Care Corp., a La Cañada Flintridge firm that owns 30 nursing homes […]

Thursday the 9th

California Fines Nursing Home Chain $1 Million: Pleasant Care Hit with More than 160 Citations

California’s second-largest nursing home chain has agreed to pay $1 million and improve the quality of care at its 30 facilities in the state, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced. The settlement will result in a permanent injunction that resolves a civil lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse […]

Wednesday the 8th