Archive for May, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2008.

May 2008

In abuse’s shadows

Kerrville, TX – More than 82,000 senior citizens in Texas were affected last year by abuse and neglect. Adult Protective Services opened 24 abuse cases last month in Kerr County. The statistics are staggering — and seem to be growing every year. News articles across the country tell the stories of victims of abuse.

Friday the 30th

Nursing home abuse details reopened to public

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa attorney general’s office has restored public access to state records that include the names of people fired for abusing elderly and disabled clients at care facilities. The move comes nine months after the state court judges first began to limit access to the information. Iowa Workforce Development, the state […]

Wednesday the 28th

State reopens nursing home abuse details

Des Moines, IA – The state of Iowa on Tuesday reversed a decision to keep secret the names of people fired from care facilities for abusing elderly and disabled clients. The decision to restore public access to the information was made by Attorney General Tom Miller’s office. It came nine months after the state first […]

Wednesday the 28th

Nursing Home Reform Bill the First Major Industry Reform in Twenty Years

Bradenton, FL – A bill currently in the Senate Finance Committee will trigger the largest reform of nursing home care in more than 20 years if it becomes law. Targeted primarily at for-profit homes, the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act (S2641) would require nursing homes to clearly state ownership, standardize complaint forms, improve reporting […]

Tuesday the 27th

Make records public on care-giver abuse

Des Moines, IA – Iowans have lost jobs for posting cartoons in the workplace and stealing from the till. In one unemployment case, a worker was allegedly mooning his co-workers. If workers file for unemployment benefits, Iowa Workforce Development makes the records public, thousands of them each year. Some of the stories end up in […]

Wednesday the 21st

County, nursing home settle scalding lawsuit

San Mateo, CA – Three years after a mentally disabled woman was scalded nearly to death in a Redwood City nursing home, San Mateo County has settled a lawsuit with the facility and its employees. The resolution came May 13, one day after the county was set to square off in court with Res-Care and […]

Sunday the 18th