Archive for August, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from August, 2006.

August 2006

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for May, 2006

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 May. 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 […]

Thursday the 17th

Govenor: “total confidence” in veteran’s affairs commissioner

Nashville, TN – Gov. Phil Bredesen said Monday that he has complete confidence in his veteran’s affairs commissioner after a top veterans nursing home official resigned in response to continued troubles at the facilities. That administrator, Rod Wolfe, was the executive director of the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board in Murfreesboro and Humboldt before submitting […]

Tuesday the 15th

U.S. Nursing Home Care Found Wanting

There are too many bad U.S. nursing homes and too few good ones. That’s the conclusion of a new report, titled Nursing Home Quality Monitor, published in the September issue of Consumer Reports. “We have seen little evidence that the quality of care has improved much since the first list came out in 2000,” Charles […]

Tuesday the 8th

Man arrested for raping 90-year-old nursing home resident

Utica, NY – A Utica man is facing charges he raped a 90-year-old nursing home resident. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced yesterday that 45-year-old William Morrison has been indicted by an Oneida County Grand Jury.Morrison used to work at the nursing home in Rome — about 40 miles east of Syracuse — where the alleged […]

Monday the 7th

88-Year-Old Rape Victim’s Family Speaks Out

Lubbock, TX – A family is speaking out tonight after their 88-year-old mother was allegedly raped at a Lubbock nursing home. Lubbock police believe someone may have sexually assaulted an elderly woman at the Whisperwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A rape evaluation showed the elderly woman had semen in her urine. Male DNA was found […]

Thursday the 3rd