Benter Ouma and Sabrina Hewitt are both alleged to have wilfully neglected 85-year-old Norah Boyle on September 5 last year. A district judge sitting at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that Ouma, 31, and Hewitt, 39, are accused of failing to use proper manual handling procedures, causing a fall, and then giving false information which delayed […]
Monday the 29th
After placing 49th in the United States for nursing home care standards, Oklahoma is the subject of multiple investigations, including ones from the Senate and Congress.
Wednesday the 24th
A Florida-based advocacy group has published its second annual nursing home report cards and dropped Oklahoma’s rank from 48th to 49th in the nation. Families for Better Care issued an “F” to Oklahoma nursing homes, writing in their annual report that nursing homes here “consistently underachieved, scoring below average or failing grades in three of […]
Monday the 22nd
According to Erie County Protective Services for Adults, more than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported each year in Erie County, but many cases are never reported. Abusers can include family members, spouses, intimate partners, ex-partners, friends, neighbors or caretakers.
Friday the 19th
A former caregiver at a Hoover nursing home has been arrested for allegedly “slapping around” an 80-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Taneka Kiera Hopkins of Pinson was charged with second degree elder abuse after police found enough evidence to arrest her.
Wednesday the 17th
Paul Bugarcic, 34, was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Cherry Hills Health Care Center and was responsible for tending to the needs of its residents and patients. The victim in this case was being cared for in the facility after she suffered a brain injury that resulted in her not being able to communicate […]
Monday the 15th
Johnson was accused of neglecting residents in numerous ways. Prosecutors said she failed to provide medical services for a resident’s wounds, restrained a disabled adult with handcuffs both in the family care home and at a remote location, willfully abused a disabled adult and caused wounds on her wrists and permanent disfigurement, and financially exploited […]
Friday the 12th
On Wednesday, September 3, the Edmonson County Grand Jury returned indictments on three individuals, stemming from an investigation conducted by the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, at Genesis Healthcare Edmonson Center Nursing Home in Brownsville. A total of 69 criminal charges were brought against three employees.
Wednesday the 10th
Maloney’s law firm filed a class-action suit this morning against Casa Rio Healthcare & Rehabilitation, accusing the facility of contributing to the deaths of seven more patients. The Maloney’s already represent two families in the deaths of their loved ones.
Monday the 8th
A former caregiver at a Hoover nursing home has been arrested for allegedly physically abusing an 80-year-old patient. Taneka Kiera Hopkins of Pinson was charged with second degree elder abuse after police found enough evidence to obtain a warrant for her arrest.
Saturday the 6th