Archive for January, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2008.

January 2008

Portage County nursing home sued for sexual abuse

Ravenna, OH – A woman who was allegedly sexually abused at the Portage County nursing home last year and her son are suing the home, county and the man charged with molesting her. The woman and her son are asking for $10 million in punitive damages and more in compensatory damages, according to the suit […]

Friday the 25th

3 face drug abuse charges

Barre, VT – A Barre woman, 31-year-old Amber Maloney, pleaded innocent in Vermont District Court Thursday to stealing narcotic Fentanyl patches off her elderly patients at the Rowan Court Nursing Home, where she has worked for the past seven years as a licensed nursing assistant. Investigators said Maloney stole five patches off her elderly charges […]

Friday the 25th

Police: More Charges Likely in Rape Case

Sandusky, OH – A night shift nurse accused of raping a nursing home patient is likely to face more charges, a police official said Thursday. John Riems, 49, faces one charge of rape and one charge of gross sexual imposition, Perkins Township Police Chief Tim McClung said. The chief said Riems told police he abused […]

Thursday the 24th

Worker accused of rapes at nursing home

Sandusky, OH – A nightshift nurse suspected of sexually abusing at least two dozen elderly or disabled patients at a nursing home was being held in jail Wednesday, authorities said. Many of the alleged victims at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center were unable to report the abuse because of their conditions, said Perkins Township Police […]

Thursday the 24th

Man at center of abuse investigation dies

Deltona, FL – An elderly nursing home patient found with maggots in his eyes never recovered after being taken to a hospital and died two weeks ago, his daughter said Tuesday. After undergoing surgery to insert a feeding tube into his stomach and a breathing tube into his trachea, Anthony Digiannurio of Deltona spent 28 […]

Wednesday the 23rd

Do some nursing homes abuse tax-exempt status?

Des Moines, IA – Register reporter Clark Kauffman’s story on nursing-home fines included information that should be of interest to Sen. Charles Grassley: Some nonprofit nursing homes operating in Iowa are paying high CEO salaries and big bucks to board members while enjoying exemption from taxes. Grassley has a reputation as a nonprofit cop. He […]

Tuesday the 22nd

20 allegations under state review

Perkins Township, OH – Bruises on an elderly woman’s chest. Falls that go unreported. Medications not given. And now an allegation that a nurse raped a patient helpless to report the abuse or protect himself. "It hurts my heart," said Olivia Burns, who has been a nursing assistant at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center for […]

Tuesday the 22nd

Rape charges at nursing home

Sandusky, OH – After visiting her fiancé Saturday night at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center, Linda Monegan knew something was wrong. "I went to his bedside and I looked down at his face, and he looked like he’d seen a ghost," she said through tears. Unable to talk or see after suffering a stroke, her […]

Tuesday the 22nd

Care homes, state fight over fines

Des Moines, IA – Iowa’s nursing home owners are in a fierce struggle with state regulators over the fines they must pay for serious health and safety violations. Those fines are set by state law and are capped at $10,000. They have not changed in 22 years. "I tell you, somebody’s been doing a great […]

Sunday the 20th