Archive for October, 2007

Nursing home abuse headlines from October, 2007.

October 2007

Former Nursing Home Worker Appears In Court

Middletown, OH – A former nursing home janitor appeared Tuesday in court to face sex abuse charges. Steven Swem, 35, is accused of having sexual contact with two residents and two rehabilitation patients at the Residence of Kensington Place in Middletown. The parent company of the nursing home said Swem was fired as soon as […]

Tuesday the 16th

Be Wary of Waiving Your Rights

Washington, DC – In many small communities across America, the elderly and their families often have only one nursing home conveniently available to them. Capitalizing on their monopoly, these facilities often require incoming residents (many of whom are demented, medicated or otherwise suffering from some form of diminished capacity) to check their rights at the […]

Sunday the 14th

Nursing homes sued in connection with man’s death

Pikeville, KY – For the second time in less than one month, a Pike County nursing home is facing wrongful death allegations. The allegations are piled up on the Pike County circuit clerk docket alongside six other wrongful death or personal injury claims against the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and its affiliate companies. Elvie […]

Thursday the 11th

Nursing Home Aide Guilty Of Patient Abuse

Fort Edward, NY – The nursing home aide charged with placing a pillow over the face of an 85-year-old Alzheimer’s patient and then punching it has pleaded guilty in a deal which will keep him out of state prison. Andrew Thompson, 48, of Fort Edward, was arrested last November following an incident at the Pleasant […]

Thursday the 11th

Knoxville Nurse Indicted for Abuse, Assault

Knoxville, TN – A former Knoxville nurse has been indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury for Willful Abuse of an Adult and Simple Assault. Frances Jo Fox, 41, Powell worked at the NHC Nursing Home in Downtown Knoxville. An investigation by the TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit recently discovered that last November, she physically […]

Thursday the 11th

Nursing Home Violations

Dodge City, KS – Trying to find a nursing home for loved ones can be difficult. You want to be sure they’re treated right. But one nursing home in Barton County is accused of mistreating residents. In Hoisington, more than 30 residents live at Cheyenne Meadows Living Center. But after resident complaints, and surveys from […]

Wednesday the 3rd

Death Results In Lawsuit At Nursing Home

Chicago, IL – A lawsuit has been filed against Manor Care of Oak Lawn about neglect and abuse that resulted in death. The family of Helen Edwards, a resident at Manor Care, 9401 S. Kostner Ave., from Oct. 5 to Nov. 26, 2005, has filed a lawsuit against the nursing home facility. The four-count lawsuit […]

Wednesday the 3rd