Archive for March, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2008.

March 2008

Nursing homes escaping liability

Oklahoma City, OK – In October 2006, Leah Gann of Sand Springs received a dreaded telephone call. Her mother had been injured at The Gardens nursing home in Sapulpa. Hospital X-rays revealed her mother had suffered spiral fractures to both legs, she said. Since that type of injury often is associated with abuse or neglect, […]

Wednesday the 19th

Cracking Down on Elder Abuse

Baltimore, MD – It was a disturbing case of elder abuse caught on tape… a 90 year old Baltimore man beaten by his caretaker. The victim’s daughter is now pushing for a law in her dad’s name that would stiffen elder abuse penalties. The victim’s daughter, Jaki Taylor, made the discovery thanks to cameras she […]

Wednesday the 19th

Many nursing homes lack insurance

Tulsa, OK – Increasing numbers of patients are suffering injuries from horrendous abuse and neglect at Oklahoma nursing homes that have dropped their medical liability insurance coverage, a Tulsa consumer advocacy group charged Tuesday. The consumer group called a press conference at the state Capitol Tuesday to push for legislation that would require nursing homes […]

Tuesday the 18th

State increases scrutiny of personal-care home

Erie, PA – State regulators are closely monitoring an Erie personal-care home after its now-fired executive director was charged with obtaining painkillers by writing phony prescriptions for residents a year ago. The defendant, Marilyn Y. DeDionisio, ran Sunrise Assisted Living. She sometimes picked up the drugs at local pharmacies, state drug agents said in arrest […]

Monday the 17th

Group home license revoked for abuse of residents

Yakima, WA – Last summer, an elderly woman living at Carol’s Country Touch on South 32nd Avenue in Yakima told invest-igators that the operator of the adult group home launched into “tirades” if she became incontinent, and grabbed her harshly and angrily if she was moving too slowly with her walker. Carol Winters, operator of […]

Saturday the 15th

Vets home care criticized before state lawmakers

Dover, DE – The Delaware Veterans Home near Milford is not providing quality care to its residents, a joint legislative committee was told today. “The residents are not getting good care because they are falling through the cracks,” said Diane Draper McGuire, a nursing-home administrator who, after a personal investigation, attributed problems in large part […]

Wednesday the 12th

Hold all caregivers to same standard

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals regulates nursing homes and can pursue dependent-adult abuse charges against workers in these homes. If a caregiver sexually abuses or steals from a resident, the state agency can take action. But the inspections department cannot pursue abuse charges against a worker in an assisted-living […]

Saturday the 8th

Nursing home bill ignores quality of care

Murfreesboro, TN – Wake up Tennesseans, seniors and your families! At some point in our lifetime, the pending legislation before the House (House bill 4053) and the Senate (Senate bill 4075) can affect your very lives. Summaries of both these bills can be found at In essence the nursing home industry is putting itself […]

Friday the 7th

3 area nursing homes cited by state

Utica, NY – Three area nursing homes were cited for deficiencies of care in recent months by the state Department of Health. According to a recent report from the Long Term Care Community Coalition, the three local nursing home facilities failed to pass all aspects of a standard health inspection: Katherine Luther Nursing Home, in […]

Thursday the 6th