Archive for March, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2007.

March 2007

Ellis County indicts Putman; Blooming Grove resident charged with Medicaid fraud

Waxahachie, TX – An Ellis County grand jury indicted a Waxahachie nursing home office manager for stealing money from more than 100 nursing home residents. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which investigated the case, is jointly prosecuting with the Ellis County District Attorney’s office. “Texans will not tolerate criminals who exploit […]

Friday the 30th

Incident brings elder abuse into spotlight

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Two local examples of the alleged maltreatment of elderly people by nursing home staff bring to light the problem of elder abuse. “Obviously, any abuse is unacceptable. The frequency of abuse would surprise some people,” Pennsylvania Department of Aging Spokesman Kirk Wilson said. The most recent report from the state Older Adult […]

Friday the 30th

Nurse’s Aide Convicted Of Neglecting PVS Patient

Cortland, NY – A Cortland certified nurse aide has been convicted for neglecting a rehabilitation and extended care center resident and falsifying the business records of the facility. This was the first New York State prosecution to go to trial involving evidence produced by a hidden video surveillance camera in a nursing home resident’s room.

Wednesday the 28th

Abuse alleged at nursing home

Georgetown, SC – Georgetown police are investigating another case of reported patient abuse at a local nursing home. On Friday, officers responded to Georgetown Healthcare and Rehab at 2715 South Island Road and met with the director and a representative from the S.C. Department of Social Services. They said the patient — who, according to […]

Wednesday the 28th

Senator calls hearing on care at Wis. veterans’ homes

Madison, WI – State senator [Jim Sullivan] said Thursday he would call a hearing to examine the quality of care at Wisconsin’s state-run nursing homes for veterans…. Sullivan said he would look into reports by The Associated Press that the King home recently paid $87,500 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit and that a nurse […]

Friday the 23rd

Nursing home assault brings 60-day sentence

Tomah, WI – An employee of the Tomah Health Care Center will serve 60 days in jail for assaulting a resident of the nursing home. Charity Finnigan, 26, pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a Nov. 8 incident in which she was accused of felony abuse of a patient, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct…. […]

Thursday the 22nd

13 SoCal nursing homes accused of elder abuse

Santa Ana, CA – More than a dozen nursing homes run by one of the largest elder care providers in the country were accused of elder abuse and fraud in a class-action lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court. The lawsuit accuses 13 Southern California care centers operated by Life Care Centers of America Inc. […]

Sunday the 18th