Archive for July, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from July, 2008.

July 2008

Nebraska nursing home responds to state discipline

McCook NE – Hillcrest Nursing Home will submit a "Plan of Correction" and provide weekly reports to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services after being placed on a 90-day probationary period beginning Aug. 2. DHHS informed the Red Willow County commissioners of the disciplinary action on July 21. Red Willow County owns the […]

Tuesday the 29th

Garrard nursing home, state had multiple problems

Frankfort, KY – A Covington nursing home at the center of a controversy involving two state employees fired for misconduct has had run-ins with state regulators over the care of residents in recent years. Earlier this year, the Garrard Convalescent Home received a "Type A” citation — the most serious issued by state regulators — […]

Friday the 25th

VA shuts down Wash. nursing home

Yakima, WA – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has shut down its 30-bed nursing home in Walla Walla after an outside review raised concerns about the quality of care, and an internal audit validated those concerns. Just 10 nursing beds were occupied. The Long Term Care Institute was contracted by the VA nationally to […]

Thursday the 24th

Sexual predators among nursing home residents

Washington, DC – As Baby Boomers enter retirement and the demand for nursing homes swells, sexual predators are among those needing care, putting others in the homes at risk. Sandra Thurston Banning brought the story of her mother’s victimization to Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Her mother, Virginia Thurston, suffered from dementia and was 77 at […]

Thursday the 24th

Death at C.M. Tucker: Feds Allege Constitutional Violations at State-Run Nursing Home in Columbia

Columbia, SC – Residents of a Columbia nursing home that the S.C. Department of Mental Health operates have suffered preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses because the department failed to provide them with adequate care. Running afoul of generally accepted professional standards, the inadequate care violated rights of the residents outlined in the Constitution and federal […]

Wednesday the 23rd

Many pushing for laws to protect elderly from sexual predators

Naples, FL – Sandy Banning has been waiting six years for Florida lawmakers to start protecting frail elders in nursing homes from known sexual predators. The state Legislature considered legislation this past spring to require criminal background checks of all prospective nursing-home residents, and to deny admission to anybody with a history of sexual offenses […]

Tuesday the 22nd

Vets home complaints spark probes

Daytona Beach, FL – In less than a year, dozens of [Emory L. Bennett Veterans Nursing home] employees have quit. Complaints by a staffer, nursing home residents and their families and friends have been filed with U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, the Police Department and the State Attorneys Office. The home is currently under […]

Tuesday the 22nd

Advocates for Oklahoma law heading to Washington

Oklahoma City, OK – When Wes Bledsoe’s grandmother died in an Oklahoma City nursing home in 2000 because of negligent care, he vowed at her grave site to work to prevent similar deaths in the future. For nearly a decade, Bledsoe has pushed state lawmakers for stricter laws to prevent the abuse of nursing home […]

Saturday the 19th

Kentucky’s #2 nursing home regulator fired due to improper relationship with a nursing home operator

Louisville, KY – Kentucky’s number two Nursing Home Regulator has been fired, because of an improper relationship with a nursing home operator. The FBI and State Attorney General are now investigating allegations that Moses Young lives, perhaps rent free, in a house owned by a nursing home owner and may have influenced state investigations of […]

Friday the 18th