Archive for May, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2007.

May 2007

Families in chaos after home is closed

Palmetto, FL – An elderly man with a cane hobbled up to the Palmetto Guest Home on Tuesday, but the door to the nursing home was locked and no one was inside. The man was trying to get his wife’s walker, left behind when she and 71 other residents were forced to move out of […]

Thursday the 31st

Nursing Home Residents’ Legal Rights

Chestertown,NY – Nursing homes should provide a safe secure place for elderly residents. However, people in nursing homes sometimes encounter problems. Similarly, family members or individuals with loved ones in nursing homes have concerns about resident treatment in such facilities. There are several resources for consumers who are unsatisfied with the care provided by the […]

Monday the 28th

DOH Fines Westmount Health Facility For Quality Of Care

Queensbury, NY – The state Department of Health has fined the Westmount Health Facility, a 80-bed nursing home operated by Warren County, $1,000 for the quality of care and number of accidents at the facility. Despite the enforcement action, the health department rated it in compliance with no deficiencies when it was reinspected in January […]

Saturday the 26th

Aide charged with switching pain medication at nursing home

Wilkes-Barre, PA – A 29-year-old nurse’s aide stole high-powered prescription painkillers from Alzheimer’s patients, and tried to cover up the thefts by replacing pill bottles with Tylenol, prosecutors charged Friday. Investigators say Leniea Burgina, of Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre, admitted stealing Vicodin from patients to support her addiction to the medication. She said her thefts occurred […]

Saturday the 26th

Seniors told elder abuse problem is growing

Georgetown, KY – Members of the law enforcement community, abuse experts and a state representative warned yesterday that mistreatment of senior citizens is a growing problem. Speaking at the Senior Citizens Center, the group discussed signs of abuse, prosecution of cases and ways state lawmakers are working to solve the problem. Marilyn Grove, director of […]

Friday the 25th

Abuse of seniors on the rise

Fauquier, VA – It could happen in a nursing home. It might also happen in the home. Whether inflicted by a caregiver or self-inflicted, abuse of the elderly is a growing concern. Gov. Tim Kaine designated May as Elder Abuse Prevention Month in Virginia, and many say there is a need for awareness in the […]

Thursday the 24th

Staffing Ratios At Nursing Homes Must Be Mandated

Chestertown, NY – In 2003, two nursing home residents were admitted to a nursing home in New York with pressure sores. Both residents were given care plans that included regular skin assessment, turning and positioning. Within months, the residents developed multiple pressure sores and one resident buy cialis au developed renal failure partly caused by […]

Tuesday the 22nd

Protecting nursing home residents

Auburn, NY – On April 1, Options for Independence took on a new program through the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsmen Program (LTCOP). LTCOP advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and adult care facilities. Options has been designated to operate the LTCOP for Cayuga County. We […]

Tuesday the 22nd

“Treasure Our Elders” theme for the week

Covington, KY – Nearly half of all Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Furthermore, every eight seconds in America, a baby boomer turns 50. While the decision to enter a skilled nursing facility can be extremely difficult, the American best place order viagra online canada Health Care Association hopes National […]

Friday the 18th