Archive for November, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from November, 2006.

November 2006

Urbandale Nursing Home Faces Possible Closure

Des Moines, IA – One of the state’s largest nursing homes is in jeopardy of being closed. Administrators at USA Healthcare in Urbandale were notified yesterday that state officials intend to revoke the nursing home’s license at the end of next month. Federal officials are also stopping funds for Medicare and Medicaid starting Friday. Both […]

Tuesday the 28th

Nursing home aides accused of mistreating body

Mount Clemens, MI – Three former care workers at a Sterling Heights nursing home admit posing for photographs with a corpse but are fighting a criminal charge of mistreatment in what could be a precedent-setting case. Ericka Nichole Jackson, Tahirah Hasseena Shakur and Keisa E. Cooper, all of Detroit, were fired as nurses’ aides at […]

Friday the 24th

KCRA 3 Investigates: State Nursing Home Oversight Lacking, Judge Orders State Agency To Reduce Backlog

Sacramento, CA – Thousands have loved ones living in nursing homes throughout California, but a KCRA 3 investigation has exposed the state ignoring its own regulations, failing to properly investigate dozens of deaths, and bargaining over fines when nursing homes are caught breaking the law. After living at the Applewood Nursing Home for more than […]

Tuesday the 14th

Mandeville lawmaker calls for probe of nursing home slaying

Mandeville, LA –  A St. Tammany legislator has called on the state for an immediate investigation into last week’s beating death of a resident at a Mandeville nursing home. Karoline Glover, a71-year-old woman with a history of dementia is believed to have clubbed 95-year-old Bernice Mayeaux to death in their room at the Pontchartain Health […]

Monday the 13th

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for August, 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 August. 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 9th

Jury awards family in nursing home suit

Lexington, KY – A Davidson County jury awarded one of the largest civil judgments in the past 20 years Thursday when it found a Lexington nursing home responsible for mistreatment of an Alzheimer’s disease patient. After three days of testimony and three hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously decided that Living Centers – Southeast Inc., […]

Saturday the 4th

Choose nursing home carefully

Grand Rapids, MI – …What are some nursing home red flags? Any citation dealing with abuse, falls, incontinence, hydration and lack of dignity are areas of real concern. Citizens for Better Care provides one-on-one consulting, and has ombudsmen available to explain the long-term care system in understandable terms.

Wednesday the 1st