Archive for July, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from July, 2006.

July 2006

Former nursing home owner charged

Dunedin, FL – Authorities say a St. Petersburg man has been charged with several counts of elderly neglect at an assisted living facility he recently sold. Sixty-year-old Erik Marshall Anderson was charged Friday with 13 counts connected to operations at the facility formerly called Rosalie Manor. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Anderson recently […]

Tuesday the 18th

Program gives nursing home residents an advocate

San Mateo, CA – The little-known office of Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County investigated 2,125 complaints last fiscal year in long-term care facilities for the elderly and disabled and found 304 cases of abuse. The office relies on a crew of more than 40 volunteers (and is seeking to recruit 20 more). The volunteers […]

Tuesday the 18th

Nassau County DA Tackles Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect

Long Island, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has announced the initiation of a program that will provide extensive in-service training to the 35 skilled-nursing facilities in Nassau County…. “Part of my job as DA is to provide communities with information and educational programs that can prevent crime and ensure that the most […]

Sunday the 16th

Veterans’ Home cited, fined for 21 violations: Adult Protective Services notified TBI; one man has died

Murfreesboro, TN – Violations at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home put residents’ lives in danger, according to a report detailing problems at the facility. State inspectors last month found 21 violations of state health regulations, with more than two-thirds classified as “immediate jeopardy.” “Very rarely do you see this many violations of this severity. I […]

Thursday the 13th

Florida nursing home owner arrested after ex-patient dies

Port St. Lucie, FL – A nursing home owner was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated neglect of an elderly person after her 100-year-old patient developed pressure sores that led to “health deterioration” and eventual death five days after she was moved from the facility. The State Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud unit arrested Marcia Murray, […]

Thursday the 13th

Nurse with a history easily hired: Gaps in the law allowed him to get jobs despite probes

Sarasota, FL – Two state agencies were investigating allegations that registered nurse Billy Blackerby withheld medicine from nursing home residents. The home already had fired him. But within a month, while the investigations were under way, another home had hired him to care for its residents. Blackerby, arrested June 14 on charges of elderly neglect, […]

Tuesday the 11th

9 violations put nursing home lives in jeopardy: ‘System failure’ seen at Veterans’ Home, official says

Nashville, TN – Nine of the 21 violations recently uncovered at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home were serious enough to put residents’ lives in danger, according to a 400-page report that details problems at the nursing home and the facility’s plan to fix them. State inspectors last month found, among other things, the nursing home […]

Monday the 10th