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
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
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
The details have been graphic: Nursing home patients dying of medication mistakes, of poorly treated bedsores, from falls that shouldn’t have happened, or, in one case, being allowed to choke to death.
Friday the 21st
An area family is making shocking allegations of abuse at a local nursing home. The family claims their loved one was called racial slurs and even physically abused at the Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Wednesday the 19th
The family of a Yonkers woman is accusing the Sprain Brook Manor Rehab of negligence. Christian Call alleged that the nursing home at 77 Jackson Ave. in Yonkers failed to keep his mother Joan Call safe.
Monday the 17th
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
More charges are expected to come next week from a recently revealed video that showed a Winter Haven nursing home patient being tormented and teased. The video was captured from a hidden camera the son of a patient put inside his father’s room after suspecting abuse. The 76-year-old man is an Alzheimer’s patient.
Wednesday the 12th
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
A 19-year-old is behind bars accused of inappropriately touching an 89-year-old resident at a rehabilitation facility in Henrico.
Friday the 7th