Archive for November, 2014

Nursing home abuse headlines from November, 2014.

November 2014

Caregiver accused of sex abuse at Auburn adult home

Eleven elderly residents of an adult family home in Auburn were forced out of their facility Thursday night after a caregiver was accused of sexual abuse and arrested, police say. Officers responded to the home, in the 2700 block of Forrest Ridge Drive in Auburn, at about 7:20 p.m. Thursday after the family of an […]

Friday the 28th

Bullying Is Ageless: Conflict And Violence Widespread In Nursing Homes, Study Finds

It needs to be addressed, many experts believe, not by thinking in terms of perpetrator, victim, and punishment, but by looking at causes and prevention — by improving care. Laura Mosqueda, a practicing geriatrician and director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, believes that nursing homes should be seen as responsible for easing aggression. […]

Wednesday the 26th

Analysis shows widespread discrepancies in staffing levels reported by nursing homes

On the public website where facilities post their daily staffing levels, Chenal Heights said it provided .19 hours, or about 11 minutes, of registered nurse care each day for its residents in 2012. But harder-to-find federal financial documents examined by the Center for Public Integrity reported average daily staffing levels at the home that were […]

Monday the 24th

Nursing home worker charged with assault

A Houston man is accused of abusing a wheelchair-bound nursing home resident who suffers from dementia. Forty-year-old Napoleon Coleman appeared in court Monday. He’s charged with third-degree felony of injury to a disabled individual.

Friday the 14th

Study: 1 in 5 nursing home residents abused

The horrific possibility that their loved one has been abused in a nursing home can dawn on family members after the appearance of an unexplained cut or bruise. Now, researchers say that such injuries are often inflicted not by overworked health aides, but by a seemingly harmless roommate, or someone living just down the hall.

Monday the 10th