Archive for April, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from April, 2006.

April 2006

Report IDs roots of elderly neglect: Understaffing — a problem in Indiana — can endanger nursing-home residents

Fort Wayne, IN – A national report examining nursing home abuse and neglect, released Friday, reveals understaffing as the underlying reason for continued problems. “The Faces of Neglect: Behind the Closed Doors of Nursing Homes,” commissioned by the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, gives a look-back at the events and conditions surrounding 36 […]

Saturday the 29th

Home trying to stay open

Highland Heights, KY – Both the present and previous operators of the Lakeside Heights nursing home in Highland Heights have appealed a state decision to terminate the nursing home’s operating license. Last week, Lakeside Heights Nursing Center LLC, which had been operating the home, asked the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for a […]

Friday the 28th

Despite Law, State Agency Slow to Post Nursing Home Data on Internet; Officials cite a variety of reasons for the delay in making inspection reports accessible. They hope to have an online system by April 2007

Los Angeles, CA – Mary Jobe fell down the stairs of her San Francisco home a month ago, fracturing her pelvis. Only time and therapy would heal the bone, and social workers recommended a nursing home where the 84-year-old could recuperate. With Jobe’s release from the hospital imminent, her relatives had little more than a […]

Wednesday the 26th

Troubled care facility closes: The assisted-living home was called a “danger” after a resident’s death

Philadelphia, PA – Prompted by the suspicious death of a 63-year-old resident last weekend, state regulators yesterday closed a troubled Chester assisted-living home after deciding that conditions there “constitute an immediate and serious danger” to its occupants. The state Attorney General’s Office and a state grand jury had been investigating allegations of fraud and criminal […]

Wednesday the 26th

The weakest pay the price for anemic state oversight

Seattle, WA – The nursing-home resident was only 50, but Huntington’s disease had robbed her of much of her memory. Still, Luella Longmore was sure of what had happened. She’d been raped on the bathroom floor. It was Jose, the young nursing assistant, she insisted. Jose S. Hernandez, 32, denied touching her. But Seattle’s First […]

Tuesday the 25th

Ohio DOH Sanctions Nursing Home For Unreported Assaults

Toledo, OH – The nursing home which failed to report an assault which resulted in the death of a resident has been informed that effective May 6 the Ohio Department of Health has terminated the payment of Medicare and Medicaid for new admissions. The DOH also recommended that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Thursday the 20th

Lakeside down to 19 residents

Highland Heights, KY – Nineteen residents remained at Lakeside Heights Nursing Center today, and that number will diminish as those on Medicaid continue to move out. But interim administrator Al Mollozzi doesn’t expect to see the Highland Heights facility empty completely, as it labors to address a host of problems that have caused the state […]

Wednesday the 19th

Nursing home investigation

Toledo, OH – The state is now coming down hard on the Foundation Park Care Center. Police say Norbert Konwin’s roommate beat the Alzheimer’s patient last month at the nursing home on South Byrne. Konwin died about two weeks later. The nursing home has a long list of complaints, including patient abuse dating back years. […]

Tuesday the 18th