Archive for September, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from September, 2007.

September 2007

Nursing Home Sexual Assault Victim May Be Pregnant

Moundsville, WV – A Moundsville man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman at a local nursing home may soon be facing even more charges, because police say they have found new evidence in the case. Roy Shelton denies having sexual intercourse with a 57-year old mentally handicapped woman at the Dora Allietta nursing […]

Wednesday the 26th

With the Largest-Ever Buyout of a National Nursing Home Chain Pending, New York Times Exposes Harm to Seniors After Private Equity Buyouts of Nursing Homes

Washington, DC – A stunning front page expose by the New York Times Sunday details how cuts to staffing and operations at nursing homes bought by private equity firms across the country have enriched top executives and buyout firms but left residents worse off. The newspaper’s investigation raises serious concerns for nursing home residents in […]

Tuesday the 25th

Administrator of Ravenna nursing home where abuse alleged resigns

Ravenna, OH – The administrator of a county-owned nursing home in northeast Ohio where state investigators determined that a frail female resident was sexually assaulted resigned on Tuesday, a county commissioner said. Portage County commissioners accepted Gary Borrelli’s resignation and placed Berea-based Generations HealthCare Management in charge of operations at The Woodlands at Robinson facility.

Tuesday the 25th

Nurse aides let back into jobs despite ban; Texas recertifies some caregivers who were disciplined in theft and abuse cases

Fort Worth, TX – The tales found in the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Service’s disciplinary files can be savage, sad and stomach-turning. But they are intended to serve an essential purpose: protecting Texas grandparents, disabled children and the terminally ill from abusive or dishonest nurse aides and other caregivers. But dangerous blind spots […]

Sunday the 23rd

Elder abuse lawsuit filed against Greenbrier nursing home

Lewisburg, WV – A lawsuit filed against a Greenbrier County nursing home claims the facility’s “abusive” care caused malnutrition and dehydration of an elderly, incapacitated patient who also suffered numerous falls. The suit filed, in circuit court by a Mississippi law firm on behalf of Eloise Gates, says the 84-year-old woman stayed at the nursing […]

Thursday the 20th

Charges considered in nursing-home abuse case

Ravenna, OH – Criminal charges are being considered after state health investigators determined that a frail resident of a county-owned nursing home was sexually abused by a visitor. Ohio Department of Health investigators visited The Woodlands at Robinson facility in mid-August to look into the abuse allegation and concluded that a male visitor sexually abused […]

Thursday the 20th

Nursing Home Closes Doors After Rape Allegations

Moundsville, WV – The Dora Allietta Memorial Home on Eighth Street in Moundsville shut down, but an employee tells 7 News that two residents remain at the home. On Wednesday, Moundsville police arrested 22-year-old Roy Shelton on charges of sexual assault and abuse after he was charged with raping a 57-year-old female resident at the […]

Thursday the 20th