Archive for August, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from August, 2007.

August 2007

State posts nursing home inspection data online

Albany, NY – The state Department of Health is making it easier for people to keep on top of nursing homes. Beginning this week, the health department began putting results of state inspections on its Web site — Visitors to the site will be able to see deficiencies of any nursing home in the […]

Thursday the 23rd

Bullying at nursing home charged; Girard police look into allegations

Girard, IL – Nurse’s aides, described as bullies in a state investigator’s report, allegedly spent months tormenting nursing-home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other mental impairments. The incidents at Pleasant Hill Village, described in a Feb. 21 report by investigators from the Illinois Department of Public Health, have resulted in a $25,000 fine, Public Health […]

Wednesday the 22nd

Urbandale Nursing Home Regains Federal Funding; June Inspection Found No Deficiencies

Des Moines, IA – A Des Moines-area nursing home has regained federal funding despite allegations of widespread neglect. USA Healthcare in Urbandale lost its federal funding last year because of violations of health and safety standards that include physical abuse and improperly trained employees. USA Healthcare had its Medicaid payments cut and was fined $46,000.

Monday the 20th

Nursing Home Abuse

Rochester, MN – A home caregiver is someone who’s supposed to have your parent or grand parent’s best interest in hand, but how do you find the best one? In this horrific video a home caregiver is caught beating up the 90 year-old disabled man she worked for. The man’s daughter suspected abuse and set […]

Saturday the 18th

Family Fears Nursing Home Abuse

Memphis, TN – It’s not how Peggy LeNoir expected to celebrate her father’s birthday, looking at disturbing pictures taken from his nursing home bed. “I seen a black eye. He got a bruise on top of his head. He got bruises on his back. His back is bruised up and swollen and I see marks […]

Saturday the 18th

Head of Veterans Home put on leave

Bristol, MD – The administrator of the Rhode Island Veterans Home has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, while the state carries out a review of management issues at the Bristol facility. David Kirchner, who has been administrator since July 1998 and is paid an annual salary of $93,592, was placed on leave Wednesday, […]

Friday the 17th

Caregiver Caught On Tape Abusing 90-Year-Old

Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore city woman who caught her elderly father being abused on tape by a home caregiver is fighting to get justice.Jaki Taylor said she brought her 90-year-old father, John Taylor, home to be cared for after he had a series of strokes. She hired a caretaker but eventually found out that […]

Tuesday the 14th

Local Nursing Home Responds To Abuse Allegations

Mattoon, IL – A Central Illinois nursing home is making changes after serious accusations of patient abuse. The state says it happened in February at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon. The nursing home has been fined $30,000 because of the incident. A nurse is accused of actually holding down a resident in order […]

Monday the 13th