Archive for February, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from February, 2008.

February 2008

AARP opposes proposed nursing home legislation

Cleveland, TN – AARP announced earlier this week its opposition to nursing home liability legislation co-sponsored by a local state Rep. Eric Watson. The nationwide organization, founded on the premise of improving lives of retirees, follows the lead of the Tennessee Citizen Action Organization, a consumer watchdog organization. AARP Advocacy Director Patrick Willard said in […]

Friday the 29th

Family sues Blossom South nursing home

Rochester, NY – The family of a 92-year-old former resident of Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has filed a lawsuit against owners of the Rochester nursing home, claiming that the elderly woman’s right leg was amputated in December because the staff didn’t properly treat her bone fracture…. “I think it’s a terrible place that […]

Friday the 29th

Timbercreek fined for infractions

Pekin,IL – A Pekin nursing home has been fined for some of the most serious licensure violations imposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The state health department on Wednesday issued a list of nursing home violations for June 2007. Timbercreek Rehab and Healthcare, 2220 State St., Pekin, was fined generic viagra online free […]

Friday the 29th

Eden Park Nursing Home Cited Again For Deficiencies

Glens Falls, NY – For the second time this year, the Eden Park Health Care Center facility in Catskill has been cited by New York State Department of Health for deficiencies that have caused isolated resident harm. The state DOH fined 21 nursing homes across the state during the fourth quarter of 2007 and took […]

Thursday the 28th

Rock Island nursing home fined by state

Bangor, ME – A Rock Island nursing home paid a $12,000 fine to the state for failure to monitor a resident who sexually abused one woman and was found an hour later fondling another, officials announced Wednesday. St. Anthony’s Nursing and Rehabilitation was fined after state investigators found that the man entered the rooms of […]

Thursday the 28th

Rockland: Fight against elder abuse gains attention

Bangor, ME – Front-line workers with the elderly attended a training session Wednesday on mandated reporting of elder abuse. Knox County TRIAD sponsored the training session at Bartlett House to update providers regarding state regulations on mandated reporting. Jonathan Powers of Knox County 911 and Anthony Camporiale of the Rockland Police Department presented talks and […]

Thursday the 28th

Elder Abuse: A Silent Problem

Des Moines, IA – It is one of the most under-recognized social problems in America: abuse of the elderly. Experts say, 84% of cases go unreported and 90% of the time, the victim’s children are to blame. Advocates say, here in Iowa, there is reason to worry: our state is ranked fourth in the nation […]

Wednesday the 27th

Woman mistreated in two nursing home, suit alleges

Winfield, WV – The son of a woman has filed suit against two Putnam County nursing homes over the treatment he says his mother received. Zeb Lee Taylor Sr., power of attorney for Rosa Taylor, filed the complaint last month in Putnam Circuit Court against several business entities generic cialis us that do business as […]

Wednesday the 27th