Archive for June, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from June, 2007.

June 2007

Feds Investigate Local Nursing Home

Hatboro, PA – The U.S. Justice Department is calling for federal oversight for a nursing facility for infants and adolescents in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. The U.S. Attorney’s office believes children at the Holland-Glen Nursing Facility in Hatboro, Pa. facility may be in danger. A criminal complaint claims the facility does not have a license to operate.

Thursday the 28th

Pleasant Care On Auction Block

Flintridge, CA – After years of fines, penalties and accusations of elder abuse, La Cañada-based Pleasant Care Corp., the state’s second largest nursing home corporation, is set to auction all 30 of its California facilities. Pleasant Care, which filed for bankruptcy in March of this year, has had many years of trouble. There have been […]

Thursday the 28th

Ruling upheld

Batesville, AR – When Circuit Judge John Norman Harkey granted a class action lawsuit against a local nursing home, the health care facility appealed. Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld Harkey’s decision. Initially, the lawsuit involved only Helen Cook, a former resident of Batesville Nursing and Rehab. The lawsuit filed in Independence County Circuit […]

Friday the 22nd

LPN’s troubles were known two years ago by the state

Lake Oswego, OR – More than two years ago, the Oregon Department of Human Services told the state board of nursing that Carri Lynn Borks’ criminal record made her unfit to nurse at a DHS-regulated facility – yet the nursing board allowed her to continue nursing with an unencumbered license until Saturday. Borks is the […]

Tuesday the 19th

AHCA Backs Senator Kohl’s Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007; Legislation Will Cost-Effectively, Fairly Screen Prospective Employees

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) today endorsed Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007 (S. 1577) introduced by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI). AHCA President and CEO Bruce Yarwood noted that AHCA has long been a supporter of efforts to conduct effective and fair criminal history background checks on potential nursing home employees, […]

Sunday the 17th

County nursing homes show mixed care records; The disparities reflect school funding debate

Concord, NH – New Hampshire’s publicly funded nursing homes perform better than their counterparts in other regions of the country, but a review of their inspection reports, architecture and amenities reveals wide disparities in elder care throughout the state. Coos County’s neediest seniors sleep in rooms considered too small by federal standards and endure summers […]

Sunday the 17th