Archive for September, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from September, 2006.

September 2006

Nursing Home Fraud Neglect & Abuse Much Too Common

Newton, PA – Residents in nursing homes are some of the most vulnerable and helpless citizens in the US, with nearly 1.7 million elderly and disabled persons residing in about 17,000 facilities. And as difficult as it is to believe in this day and age, there is indisputable evidence to show that many nursing home […]

Thursday the 28th

Don’t delay in reporting abuse

In June, a male certified nursing assistant molested an 83-year-old woman, a stroke victim, in her bed at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center off State Road 200. He was hurting her badly and telling her it was supposed to feel good. She shouted: “Stop what you are doing and get the hell out of my […]

Wednesday the 27th

Pair charged with abuse of patients face hearings

Hillsdale, OH – Two former nursing home executives who have been charged with patient abuse face preliminary hearings next week in Hillsdale Circuit Court. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office filed two counts of nursing home patient abuse against Laura Tackett, the former director of nursing at Litchfield Nursing Centre in Litchfield. In addition, the state […]

Thursday the 21st

Nurse’s Assistant Accused Of Elderly Sex Abuse

Modesto, CA – A Turlock nurse’s assistant was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a patient. Modesto Police arrested Marvin Ruiz, 29, of Turlock at the Garden City Care home at 11:45 a.m. Wendesday for allegedly abusing a 98-year-old female patient, say police. On September 18, 2006, an employee at the Garden City Care Home say […]

Wednesday the 20th

New Orleans Nursing Home Owners Indicted

Chalmette, LA – The owners of a nursing home where 35 patients died in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were indicted Wednesday on charges of negligent homicide and cruelty to the infirm.Salvador and Mabel Mangano were initially arrested about two weeks after the Aug. 29, 2005, storm. They own St. Rita’s nursing home in St. […]

Wednesday the 20th

Hundreds Of Elder Abuse Cases Missed Each Year

Bellvue, WA – We see and hear about horrific abuse targeting the elderly, ranging from scams to neglect. One local case came to light in 2005, and it was a stomach turning investigation. A 75-year old Kirkland woman died after living in filthy conditions. Her daughter was convicted of neglect. The lead cop on the […]

Tuesday the 19th

Nursing home employee charged with assault

Union, SC – A former nursing home employee has been charged with sexually assaulting an elderly patient, the State Law Enforcement Division says. John Richard Gregory, 31, of Union, faces two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The certified nursing assistant sexually assaulted a 74-year-old patient at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home in April 2005 and […]

Friday the 15th

State nursing home checks inadequate, McCaskill says

Missouri is doing a poorer job overseeing private nursing homes than it was three years ago, according to an audit released yesterday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill. McCaskill, speaking at a news conference in St. Louis, said she was discouraged by the new audit, which found a decline in the state’s regulation of nursing homes […]

Friday the 15th

2 Local Nursing Home Workers Charged with Abuse

Lansing, MI – The state has charged two Hillsdale County nursing home workers with abuse. Attorney General Mike Cox charged Laura Tackett, a registered nurse at the Litchfield Nursing Centre, with two counts of patient abuse. He also charged her and Mary Tamlyn, Litchfield’s former administrator, with two counts of failing to report patient abuse. […]

Friday the 15th