Archive for October, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from October, 2006.

October 2006

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for July, 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 July. 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 […]

Monday the 30th

Daytona Beach Nursing Home Given Stern Warning By State

Daytona Beach, FL – The Horizon Healthcare Center on South Nova Road has 120 residents. Soon, the state could force it to stop admitting any more people. According to the Agency for Healthcare Administration, the warning is about as stern as it gets. State officials said they rarely have to crack down as hard as […]

Friday the 27th

Nurse’s aide found guilty of 4 counts of patient abuse

Honolulu, HI – A state court jury has found a former employee of a Honolulu nursing care facility guilty of abuse of elderly patients. Maria Cobar, 39, a certified nurse’s aide, will be sentenced Nov. 6 on four counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. Each misdemeanor count could bring one year of […]

Thursday the 26th

Hospital, nursing home abused ex-cop, suit sez

New York, NY – A retired NYPD detective died three years ago today after months of persistent bed sores and infections – and a lawsuit blames elder abuse and neglect at the hands of a Brooklyn nursing home and hospital. Abraham Ticknor was 87 when he died at Maimonides Medical Center after a series of […]

Monday the 23rd

Plainfield nurse charged with using patients’ pain medicine

Barre, VT – A Plainfield nurse with a history of drug abuse could spend five years in prison for allegedly ingesting narcotic pain medications intended for nursing home patients under her care. Margie Yoder, 56, admitted to investigators in August that she had illegally tampered with fentanyl patches affixed to elderly patients at Berlin Health […]

Saturday the 21st

Abuse at adult home: suit

New York, NY – A Canarsie adult home recruiter preyed on helpless mentally disabled residents, stealing thousands of dollars from them and placing them in “unnecessary or inappropriate” facilities, a federal lawsuit filed last month charges. Employees at New South Shore Manor covered up for Blossom Helena Glass Reyes, who also earned a commission for […]

Tuesday the 17th

Police: Nursing Home Worker Assaulted Elderly Patient

Atlanta, GA – Channel 2 Action News has learned a nursing home worker is charged today with battery for allegedly assaulting an 80-year-old patient. The elderly woman says the attendant hit her, tossed her around and even threw feces at her. The incident allegedly happened at a facility on Butner Road in Fairburn. Police believe […]

Monday the 16th

Suspect elderly abuse? Use hot lines

Jackson, MS – If you suspect someone in a nursing home or licensed care facility is being abused, neglected or exploited, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, 1 800-852-8341 or (601) 359-4220; the Mississippi Department of Health, division of licensure and certification, 1-800-227-7308; or the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 1-800-948-3090 or 1-800-345-6347. […]

Saturday the 14th