Archive for June, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from June, 2007.

June 2007

Nursing Home Corporation Indicted In Resident Death

Cambridge, MA – A nursing home corporation has been indicted in the 2004 death of a woman who lived in their Acton facility. Attorney General Martha Coakley says Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America is charged with manslaughter, abuse and neglect of a long-term care resident. The company is also accused of making a false […]

Friday the 15th

Senate Bill Would Create Nationwide Background Checks for Long-Term Care Workers; Predators sometimes hired to care for our most vulnerable citizens, say sponsors

A bill was introduced in the Senate today that would prevent those with criminal histories from working within long-term care settings by establishing a nationwide system of background checks. The sponsors say that “Under the disorganized, patchwork system of background checks that exists today, employers trying to hire caregivers cannot always determine which applicants have […]

Friday the 8th