Archive for August, 2008

Nursing home abuse headlines from August, 2008.

August 2008

Man Sentenced In Health Care Cruelty Case

Bloomfield, CT – A former employee of a Bloomfield state-run group home for mentally disabled people was banned today from working in the health care industry after pleading guilty to a charge of negligent cruelty to a person. Gerald Guay, 50, of 910 Worthy St., Windsor, was sentenced by Judge Gary White in Superior Court […]

Monday the 11th

Ex-administrator pleads in trust fund thefts

Edmund, OK – A former administrator at an Edmond nursing home pleaded guilty Thursday to taking more than $3,000 from residents in her care. In the plea agreement, Susan Gail Evers, 55, receives a two-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, a $100 victim compensation assessment and court costs, according to […]

Friday the 8th

Governor Easley Signs 28 Bills Into Law

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Governor Mike Easley signed 28 bills into law including buying Cape Fear River dams from the United States, car inspections, oil clean-up, military family education, state tort claims and public duty doctrine, background checks for nursing home workers, and more. The 28 bills were recently passed by the North Carolina […]

Friday the 8th

To Be Old, Frail and Evicted: Patients at Risk

Since Jasmine Nguyen collapsed nine years ago, apparently from a seizure, the 32-year-old has lived in a nursing home in Lodi, Calif., dependent on a ventilator to breathe and the facility’s staff for her daily needs. But since early this year, the nursing home has been seeking to evict Ms. Nguyen and a dozen other […]

Thursday the 7th

Ombudsman program hosts restraint reduction training

Ukiah, CA – On July 24, 22 nursing home facility staff, county and nonprofit case management workers, service providers and ombudsmen volunteers gathered at the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency’s Social Services Branch to hear Lumetra healthcare consultant Mary Larson, RN, MSN, CPHQ present “A Person-Centered Approach to Restraint Reduction.” The training was […]

Thursday the 7th