Archive for May, 2014

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2014.

May 2014

Nursing home has history of substandard care

A jury awarded $3.3 million in damages to the family of a patient at the Belmont Lodge Heath Care Center. The nursing home has a history of substandard care, scoring just one out of five stars on their most recent Medicare health inspection. The suit also marks the second time in 12 months families of patients have sued […]

Friday the 30th

Bill can help nursing home residents

The S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Committee’s recent 7-7 vote on legislation to allow residents of nursing homes to install electronic monitoring systems demonstrates a need for more critical analysis of the subject. The news has been inundated with reports on alleged neglect of nursing home residents throughout the nation. No one can argue there is […]

Wednesday the 28th

Alleged nursing home abuse caught on camera

A woman hid a nanny-cam in her 84-year-old mother’s nursing home room. The video shows a caregiver allegedly hitting and slapping the elderly woman, who suffers from dementia. The family has filed a lawsuit, accusing the nursing home of negligence.

Monday the 26th

Kansas nursing home fined for abuse of residents

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services informed the Andover nursing home of abuse allegations on March 26 after an inspector interviewed 27 of the facility’s 63 residents. That inspection showed one resident suffered verbal and physical abuse from four staff members, and another was being abused by a fellow resident.

Friday the 16th

Nursing home beating victim dies

An elderly man who was allegedly beaten by a security guard at an assisted living facility has died from his injuries. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday, 83-year-old Joseph Giambrone succumbed to injuries he sustained in the brutal attack. He had never regained consciousness after the beating.

Wednesday the 14th

5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

Because nursing homes are expensive, not everyone can afford to live in the best facility. According the annual Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey, which included over 14,800 care providers, the median annual rate of a private room in a nursing home is $87,600. But if you want to avoid the worst of the worst […]

Monday the 12th