Archive for April, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from April, 2007.

April 2007

Elderly abuse case ‘one of the worst,’ says judge

Rustburg, VA – On Friday, Circuit Judge Samuel Johnston presided over what he called one of the worst cases of elderly abuse he’s seen in 30 years. Afterward he left the courtroom, went order cialis online prescription back to his chambers and threw up. It was the pictures of an emaciated Capitola West, an 84-year-old […]

Saturday the 28th

Nursing Home In Tucson Fined For Elder Abuse

Tuscon, AZ – A local nursing home was fined $1500 for failure to provide adequate care in the case of a mentally ill patient. Last week’s fine was the second penalty Santa Rosa has paid since October 31st. The facility paid $3500 after a March 2006 complaint investigation documented that a male nurse and two […]

Monday the 23rd

Nursing home aide who raped 90-year-old resident is sentenced

Newburgh, NY – Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced the sentencing of William Morrison, a former aide at the Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Health Care Facility, who was convicted last month of raping and sexually assaulting a 90-year-old resident of the nursing home. Morrison, 46, of Utica, was sentenced to 25 years in prison followed […]

Thursday the 19th

Nursing home cleared of one complaint

Georgetown, SC – Georgetown police have determined there is no evidence to support one of the recent complaints filed against Georgetown Healthcare and Rehab in Maryville. In March, police were called to the facility at 2715 South Island Road because a resident, a 55-60 year old man, claimed to have been choked by a nurse. […]

Thursday the 19th

Internal Documents Show Nursing Home Workers And Patients Were Sold Out in California

Oakland, CA – The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights is making public internal memos and agreements between Andy Stern’s Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and nursing home operators that show just how Stern sold nursing home workers out. The nursing home workers lost their rights to strike, complain publicly about quality of care problems […]

Saturday the 14th

State closes nursing home; Litchfield Nursing Centre ordered to shut down by April 30

Hillsdale, MI  – The Litchfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre has been told to close by the Michigan Department of Community Health…. After state and federal employees conducted their annual survey of the facility, mandated for long–term care, Litchfield was given 29 citations. Of those, according to the survey, three [patients] were in immediate jeopardy. There […]

Friday the 13th