Archive for July, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from July, 2007.

July 2007

Nurses vindicated, acquitted in trial

Hillsdale, MI – Acquitted — a sweet word coming to the ears of two former nurses charged with abuse and failure to report neglect at the former Litchfield Nursing Centre. The center has since closed, following a state investigation and logging of 21 deficiencies. On Friday morning, following a one–and–a–half day trial, Judge Donald L. […]

Saturday the 28th

Conditions in Celina nursing home ‘grossly inadequate’; Trustee appointed to deal with ‘horrific’ conditions

Celina, TX– A trustee has been appointed to run a Celina nursing home where inspectors found “grossly inadequate medical care” and “squalid conditions,” the state says. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services inspected the Amberwood Care Center in the 600 block of Ohio Street last week and found a “complete breakdown” at the […]

Friday the 27th

Personal care providers face state inquiries

Raleigh, NC – State Medicaid investigators are looking into more than 80 criminal allegations of fraud, forgery, or theft by workers or companies who offer personal care services such as bathing, dressing and feeding people in their homes. The state Attorney General’s Office said this week that half the investigations were opened during the past […]

Friday the 27th

Celina nursing home charged with unsanitary conditions

McKinney, TX – Attorney General Gregg Abbott has taken action responding to a report the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provided after investigating Amberwood Care Center in Celina. DADS inspectors responded to a complaint about the facility, and their findings were represented by the Texas Office of the Attorney General in court. […]

Tuesday the 24th

Ottawa nursing home receives state fine

Ottawa, IL – An Ottawa care facility has been fined $10,000 and is included in a state report on serious violations. The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued a type “A” violation for Kanthak House, a 16-bed intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled at 724 Second Ave. Type “A” is the most serious […]

Friday the 20th

State tells nursing home to add staff

Providence, RI – The Health Department has ordered the Park View Nursing Home, in Providence, to immediately correct the inadequate staffing that led to repeated falls by a patient. The patient, who suffered three injuries in 11 falls between October and the end of May, was declared in “immediate jeopardy” late last month and moved […]

Friday the 20th

Department on Aging hosts 21st Annual Elder Rights Conference during Elder Abuse Awareness Month; Outstanding workers & volunteers recognized at conference in Lincolnshire

Springfield, IL – Continuing the state’s effort to increase awareness and visibility of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Month, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) hosted the 21st Annual Elder Rights Conference in Lincolnshire this week. The conference, entitled “Elder Rights… Family Matters,” educated providers and professionals on an array of topics including how […]

Thursday the 19th

Reported elder abuse on the rise in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA – Reports of financial elder abuse in Santa Cruz County have spiked this year, after a law took effect Jan. 1 requiring bank tellers to report suspect behavior. Local staff with the state’s Adult Protective Services already have restored or prevented $36.5 million in the past year, following a 13 percent rise […]

Wednesday the 18th