Archive for March, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2008.

March 2008

Man accused of sexually abusing elderly; Residents alerted staff about stranger in building

Lafayette, LA – A Breaux Bridge man has been arrested on sexual abuse and battery charges following alleged incidents at two Lafayette elder-care facilities. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Roy Bodoin, 55, on Thursday after receiving reports from the Amelia Manor Nursing Home on Center Street and the St. Gertude Manor apartments on Webb […]

Saturday the 29th

NAACP Opposes Nursing Home bill as an injustice to seniors: Legislation Unfairly Limits Victims’ Rights; Punishes Elderly At Their Weakest

Jackson, TN – The Tennessee State Conference NAACP today voiced its strong opposition to HB4053/SB4075, proposed legislation that strips nursing home residents of their rights to seek justice against abuse and neglect. The legislation comes at a time when the quality of care in Tennessee nursing homes is at a record low and the profits […]

Thursday the 27th

Arraignment set for Brockton elderly abuse suspect

Brockton, MA – The local man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly nursing home patient in 2006 will be arraigned Tuesday in superior court. Steven Laroche, 68, was indicted last week on a charge of indecent assault and battery on an elderly person. Laroche, 68, is a former certified nurse assistant at St. Joseph’s Manor […]

Wednesday the 26th

Public health officials fine Asta Care in Bloomington

Bloomington, IL – Asta Care nursing home in Bloomington is challenging a $22,500 fine for allegedly not protecting patients from a sexual offender. The state public health department says the staff of Asta Care at 1509 north Calhoun also failed to adequately screen the man who was identified as a sexual offender by behavior shown […]

Tuesday the 25th

Utilizing resources can lessen difficulties in choosing nursing homes

Toledo, OH – Nursing homes are under increased scrutiny after several heart-wrenching incidents locally, including nurse John Riems’ reported confession that he sexually assaulted about 100 nursing home residents in his 20-year career. A trial on allegations that Mr. Riems raped and abused two disabled male residents at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center in Perkins […]

Sunday the 23rd

Nursing home under fire

San Mateo, CA – The operator of a San Mateo nursing home failed to prevent a fist-sized ulcer and advanced bed on the back of an 86-year-old man, causing him extreme pain in the last weeks of his life, according to prosecutors who charged her with felony elder abuse. Maria Christina Maxima Paredes, 26, did […]

Sunday the 23rd

Nursing Home Death

Grayson, KY – A grand jury has indicted a second person in the death of a nursing home resident. Michael Price, who had cerebral palsy, died last fall at Community Presence in Grayson, Kentucky. A Carter County grand jury indicted Brandon Starotska on manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and abuse or neglect of an adult […]

Thursday the 20th