Archive for December, 2006

Nursing home abuse headlines from December, 2006.

December 2006

Worker at nursing home held in thefts

Encinitas, CA – A nursing home worker has been jailed on suspicion of stealing credit cards and personal items from four residents over several months, sheriff’s officials said…. …Investigators believe [Patricia] Taienao started stealing from the residents Sept. 28, and later used their credit cards to make purchases at several Oceanside stores and restaurants near […]

Saturday the 30th

Northern N.Y. nursing home fined for sex abuse

Lowville, NY – A northern New York nursing home is being fined by a federal agency for a number of violations…. …In a report completed November 17th, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services determined that officials at the county-owned facility failed to implement abuse polices and procedures to protect residents in the facility’s […]

Saturday the 30th

Harrison County, Ohio Nursing Home Cited For Patient Abuse

Cadiz, OH – The Ohio Department of Health confirmed Friday night that the Carriage Inn is facing two counts of resident abuse. Investigators said the incidents occurred on Nov. 20 and 21. The first count alleges resident-to-resident abuse and the second alleges a staff member of verbally abused a resident. State law says the nursing […]

Saturday the 16th

County home in compliance after abuse claim

Ottawa, IL – Two nurses at the La Salle County Nursing home were suspended in August after an abuse claim was investigated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The 104-bed intermediate care facility in rural Ottawa was scheduled for Medicaid termination for not complying with several minor deficiencies on Nov. 30, but was resurveyed […]

Saturday the 16th