Archive for April, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from April, 2008.

April 2008

CMS adds violations to nursing home site

Falls Church, VA – Users of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Nursing Home Compare Web site will now be able to see whether a particular nursing home has recently drawn heightened government scrutiny. In addition to information about staff-to-resident ratios, fire safety deficiencies and quality measures, the entry for each facility will now […]

Friday the 25th

Citations pile up for Concord Care

Sandusky, OH – Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center could pay more than $4,000 as penalty for an abuse citation issued to the nursing home by the Ohio Department of Health. The citation, along with recent violations for failing to notify a guardian of a resident’s health changes and another for giving a resident unnecessary drugs, […]

Friday the 25th

3 indicted in nursing home case; Alleged neglect – Officials say workers dropped a resident, breaking her legs, then withheld medical care

Portland, OR – Three former employees of a Northeast Portland nursing home have been criminally accused of failing to summon help for a 60-year-old resident who suffered two broken legs when she was dropped. Five days passed in fall 2006 before Linda J. Ober was transported to the hospital, where she died the next day. […]

Wednesday the 23rd

Bill combats nursing home predators

Oklahoma City, OK – A bill to place registered sex offenders in secure long-term care facilities cleared another legislative hurdle today. The Oklahoma Senate a measure introduced by Shawnee state Representative Kris Steele without opposition…. Eldercare advocate Wes Bledsoe says several sex offenders now live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the […]

Monday the 21st

Conference on elder abuse draws crowd to KSU-Ashtabula

Ashtabula, OH – Most elderly people who are victims of a scam never tell their children, according to Paul Greenwood, deputy district attorney for San Diego County, Calif. “They are afraid they will stick them in a nursing home,” he said. “They rather lose $50,000 than lose their independence.” Greenwood’s expertise is criminal prosecution; head […]

Saturday the 19th

WNY Home Health Care Industry being Probed

Buffalo, NY – A statewide probe into the home health care industry is reaching into the Buffalo region. At his Buffalo office Thursday, State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that subpoenas were issued to seven local home healthcare providers. Investigators are looking into recent complaints of phony certifications and home aides who over-bill, never show […]

Friday the 18th

State suspends new admissions to Palmyra nursing home: Palmyra Health Care Center cited for multiple violations

Clarksville, TN – Palmyra Health Care Center nursing home is forbidden from accepting new residents until it corrects multiple violations, as sanctioned by Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper. The suspension has been in effect since Monday, according to a media release. The nursing home, located at 2727 Palmyra Road, will have to […]

Thursday the 17th