Archive for July, 2014

Nursing home abuse headlines from July, 2014.

July 2014

Grandfather abused by a nursing home worker

At 89-years-old, Albert Wagner was trying to tell his family that a nursing home worker was abusing him. During Kate Marro’s visits, Albert would describe the sexual favors happening at Mid-Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick. And Kate thought it was his declining health talking. He was suffering from dementia and he was legally blind […]

Wednesday the 30th

Swedish nurse reported for patient ‘death wave’

A nurse in southern Sweden has been reported for abuse at a senior care centre after she allegedly waved to a colleague with the hand of a recently-dead resident. The nurse was also reportedly neglectful at work, signing that she had given medicine or completed other tasks when in fact she had not.

Monday the 28th

Arrest over China nursing home castrations

A man has been arrested on suspicion of cutting off the testicles of three inpatients at a nursing home in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. The latest case of nursing home abuse in China happened in Qinggang County on Tuesday afternoon, when a man tied up the three inpatients and removed their private parts with a […]

Friday the 25th

4OYS Investigates Nursing Home Abuse

There’s no way to stop aging.  For so many, senior citizenship is marked with health problems, dementia, and vulnerability.  In many cases, the care for a loved one eventually becomes too large a problem or unmanageable.  Every day in New Mexico, seniors are admitted to nursing homes, often as a last option and in dire […]

Thursday the 24th

Drug Abuse: Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

When Patricia Thomas, 79, went into a Ventura, Calif.,nursing home with a broken pelvis, the only prescriptions she used were for blood pressure and cholesterol, and an inhaler for her pulmonary disease. By the time she was discharged 18 days later, she “wasn’t my mother anymore,” says Kathi Levine, 57, of Carpinteria, Calif. “She was withdrawn, slumped in a […]

Friday the 18th

Care home nurse from Romford jailed after being secretly filmed abusing 92-year-old dementia patient

A care home nurse from Romford was jailed today after being secretly filmed manhandling and poking a 92-year-old dementia patient in the face and telling her to shut up. Faderera Grace Bello, 54, of Southern Way, Romford, was sentenced to four months imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court after admitting a charge of carer ill treatment/wilful […]

Sunday the 13th