Archive for January, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2008.

January 2008

Nursing assistant pleads innocent to narcotics charge

Barre, VT – A licensed nursing assistant from Barre faces three years in prison and a $6,000 fine if convicted for allegedly removing narcotic painkiller patches from patients at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, said Attorney General William Sorrell today. Amber Maloney, 31, is accused of removing duragesic Fentanyl patches from multiple patients […]

Wednesday the 30th

Oprah Puts Spotlight on Granny Cams

San Ramon, CA – We’ve all read stories about elder abuse and neglect. Even if you pay good money, incidents still happen. Recently, an episode on Oprah spotlighted this growing and very alarming social problem. The segment featured Jaki, a dutiful daughter who thought she had her bed-ridden cheap levitra overnight father’s best interests at […]

Wednesday the 30th

Testimony continues in med-mal trial against nursing home

Beaumont, TX – Johnny Limbrick testified on Wednesday, Jan. 29, that it "smelled like an animal had died" inside his mother’s room during her stay at a local nursing home. The Limbrick family claims Alice Limbrick, 94, had to have her legs amputated four years ago because of negligent care while she was in the […]

Wednesday the 30th

Grim pattern to reports of abuse

Sandusky, OH – The details about John R. Riems’ alleged assaults against nursing home residents seem grimly familiar to social workers. They say assaults against mute and helpless victims fit a pattern. The victims of sexual abuse in nursing homes tend to be people who "are just not able to defend themselves because of physical […]

Monday the 28th

A Hidden Crime

As though declining health, impending mortality and other challenges weren’t hard enough, too often old age is also plagued by abuse, neglect and exploitation. Science has extended our lives dramatically: In 1900, Americans’ average life expectancy was 47. By 2000, it was 77, and it’s still rising. But our energy and resources have been disproportionately […]

Sunday the 27th

Nursing home death spurs lawsuit: Son says the facility’s actions led to death of mother, 97; attorney denies all accusations

San Luis Obispo, CA – A man whose mother died in a San Luis Obispo nursing home filed a lawsuit against the facility saying it caused his mother’s death by reducing staff to save money. Jay Cameron filed the lawsuit against Compass Health, a local corporation that owns six local nursing homes, including Mission View […]

Saturday the 26th

Woodlands in Ravenna sued for alleged abuse

Ravenna, OH – The victim of an alleged sexual assault last year at The Woodlands at Robinson, the Portage County-owned nursing home in Ravenna, and her son are suing the facility, the county and the accused abuser. The lawsuit filed by the woman and her son, Ryan Hill of Warren, seeks $10 million in punitive […]

Friday the 25th

Nursing Home Loses Medicare, Medicaid Funds

Phoenix, AZ – An Ahwatukee nursing home is losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding amid allegations of patient neglect. The Evergreen Foothills Health and Rehabilitation Center sent out notices Thursday saying Medicare and Medicaid patients would have to be relocated. The state is working to move those patients. "What we will do then is work […]

Friday the 25th