Archive for February, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from February, 2007.

February 2007

Possible case of abuse reported at nursing home

Georgetown, SC – Possible abuse at a local nursing home is being investigated by the Georgetown Police Department and the state. On Friday, police took a report about a woman whose 89-year-old mother is a resident of Georgetown Healthcare Assisted Living on South Island Road. The woman said she was visiting her mother and saw […]

Wednesday the 28th

Illinois Nursing Home Violations for the Month of September

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 September. 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 death or serious […]

Tuesday the 27th

Nursing homes: Business as usual; Two decades after the passage of a federal law to clean up the nation’s nursing homes, bad care persists and good homes are still hard to find

In 1987, Congress passed a landmark law meant to improve nursing home care for the elderly. But our investigation reveals that poor care is still all too common, especially at nursing homes run by for-profit chains, now the dominant force in the industry. Consumer Reports’ analysis found that not-for-profit homes generally provide better care than […]

Monday the 26th

Jury awards $750,000 in nursing home rape case: victim’s daughter hopes it reignites a law to protect others from sex offenders

Jacksonville, FL – A $750,000 jury award against a Jacksonville nursing home where a 77-year-old woman was raped by a repeat sex offender has the daughter elated about the outcome, but not because of the money. “I don’t care if it was $1, it was all about the … verdict,” Sandra Banning said Friday. Banning […]

Saturday the 24th

Nursing Home Janitor Charged In Striking Disabled Resident

Tallahassee, FL – A Palm Beach County man has been charged with striking a disabled resident of a nursing home where he was formerly employed. James Williams was arrested Friday following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Units Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PANE) team. The investigation revealed that Williams, 56, was […]

Friday the 23rd

Lawsuit alleges mistreatment at nursing home

Chicago, IL – A nursing home operator with facilities in both Illinois and Northwestern Indiana is again facing charges of neglect, this time over the case of an 83-year-old patient whose leg was amputated, allegedly because staff at one of the company’s homes repeatedly failed to feed her. A lawsuit filed recently in Cook County […]

Thursday the 22nd

AgeSpan Releases Senior Assisted Monitoring for Combating Abuse

St. Petersburg, FL – AgeSpan, a senior Internet enabling solution for seniors in the United States, unveiled their SAM (Senior Assisted Monitoring) Cam solution for combating nursing home abuse and monitoring health conditions in VA Hospitals. Over the past 6 years, AgeSpan worked to overcome the many difficulties associated with the use of cameras in […]

Thursday the 22nd

Lawsuit accuses nursing home of neglect: woman fell several times and suffered a broken hip, a relative says

Riverside, CA – The granddaughter of a former Riverside nursing-home resident has sued the nursing-home owners, claiming her grandmother repeatedly was neglected and abused. Gegett A. Mike, of Montclair, said in the suit that staff at Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside, on Lakeview Avenue, allowed her grandmother, Ida Mae Davis, to fall at least eight […]

Tuesday the 20th

Nursing homes go uninspected

San Francisco, CA – Staffing shortages are largely to blame for a huge backlog of inspections and failure by the state to investigate nursing home complaints that is only now beginning to be cleared, according to officials and advocates. The problem became so severe that the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, along with the […]

Monday the 19th

Man pleads in nursing home abuse sex case

A Jackson man earlier this month pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery stemming from alleged improper sexual touching of a patient in 2004 and 2005 at St. John’s Living Center. Joseph Piccoli, who worked as a certified nursing assistant at the center, entered the plea at a Feb. 2 sentence hearing […]

Thursday the 15th