Archive for October, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from October, 2007.

October 2007

Nursing home avoids charges in patient’s death: Grand jury finds insufficient evidence to prosecute Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Center in wake of West fatality

Lancaster, OH – Criminal charges will not be filed against the Heartland-Fairfield Nursing Center after the death of a patient in September. A Fairfield County Grand Jury ruled Friday there was insufficient evidence to file charges in the death of Edith West at the nursing home…. West allegedly was left buy generic viagra us outside […]

Friday the 26th

Bill to combat elder abuse dormant on Capitol Hill

Washington, DC – Jennifer Coldren of Rome, N.Y., summoned her courage and traveled to the nation’s capital in July to tell Congress about the rape of her now 91-year-old grandmother in a nursing home a year ago. Coldren had a reason: She thought the story would help press Congress to pass legislation designed to protect […]

Friday the 26th

Nursing home employee accused of hitting elderly man

Las Cruces, NM – nursing home employee accused of hitting a 73-year-old resident of the Las Cruces Nursing Center has been indicted by a Dona Ana County grand jury.The grand jury handed up the indictment Thursday. Joseph Anthony Garcia, 33, is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center on one count of fourth-degree abuse. […]

Friday the 26th

Eveleth nursing home fires employee accused of abuse

Duluth, MN – A female nursing assistant at a Benedictine Health System facility in Eveleth has been fired after allegations that the employee emotionally abused a resident. According to a Minnesota Department of Health report, a nursing assistant at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center on July 14 allegedly told a resident in graphic language […]

Thursday the 25th

New information on nursing home deaths

Louisville, KY – Sherry Hoover says her mother experienced low blood sugar while she lived at Parkway Medical Center, dying from brain injuries that could have been caused by low blood sugar. Now Ssherry is wondering if her mom was murdered. Mary Ann Hoover was 64 when she died in May after a four-year stay […]

Thursday the 18th

Residents removed from foster home amidst elder abuse allegations

Newport, OR – Three residents were recently removed from the premises of Betty’s Quality Home Care amidst allegations of elder abuse, said Mary Gear, Office of Licensing and Quality Care administrator, Seniors and People with Disabilities Division of the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services. Gear said one of three residents was removed by […]

Wednesday the 17th