Archive for September, 2014

Nursing home abuse headlines from September, 2014.

September 2014

Care workers in court over nursing home death

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

An ‘F’ for Oklahoma nursing homes

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

Elder abuse problem grows in Erie County

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

Former Williston adult care home owner sentenced for abuse

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

3 Indicted for Elderly Abuse in Brownsville Nursing Home

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