Archive for January, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2007.

January 2007

VIP Nursing Home named in wrongful death complaint

Edwardsville, IL – The estate of Rachel Reedy filed a wrongful death suit against VIP Manor Nursing Home in Wood River in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 25. The estate, represented by Martha Blazier, claims Reedy was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital on Feb. 13, 2006, with decubitus ulcers and gangrene of the left foot. […]

Monday the 29th

Nursing home fights merit of scalding lawsuit

San Mateo, CA – The Redwood City nursing home accused of allowing the near-fatal scalding of a mentally disabled woman is scheduled to square off with the county this fall but it and its employees are fighting the legal merits of the suit. Res-Care and the employees named in the lawsuit have filed a motion […]

Sunday the 28th

Nurse’s Aide Admits To Abusing Nursing Home Resident

Haverstraw, NY – A former certified nurse’s aid at the Northern Riverview Nursing has admitted that she abused an elderly patient. Yolette Joseph, 49, of Spring Valley, pleaded guilty in Haverstraw Village Court to violating Public Health Law and faces up to one year in jail when she’s sentenced on March 22. Joseph admitted that […]

Friday the 26th

Man is sentenced in sex-abuse case

Provo, UT – A man found guilty by a jury of sexually abusing elderly nursing home patients was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning while still maintaining his innocence. Jesus Partida, 35, told 4th District Judge Steven Hansen he was sorry for the pain he caused the victims’ families because of what he “said.” In July […]

Wednesday the 17th

Elder abuse: Signs to look for, action to take

Perhaps you suspect your elderly neighbor isn’t caring for herself the way she needs to, but you aren’t certain. Or maybe you wonder about some bruises you’ve seen on your aging uncle. You can’t get rid of the nagging feeling that something’s not right. But is it elder abuse? Knowing more about elder abuse and […]

Friday the 12th

Is Your Sick or Dying Loved One Being Mistreated?

Lufkin, TX – During her 30-year nursing career, Barbara Shadden has seen sick, disabled, and elderly patients get improper care, even mistreated by their caregivers. Shadden is now the clinical director for Hospice in the Pines and has some advice for families with relatives in a hospital or nursing care center, especially those who can’t […]

Friday the 12th

Woman sues nursing home

Munster, IN – An 81-year-old former resident of a Chicago Heights nursing claims she was the victim of neglect and abuse during her two-month stay at the facility. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County court, Rose Capriotti alleged that while she was recuperating from a stroke at the Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation […]

Thursday the 11th