Archive for December, 2014

Nursing home abuse headlines from December, 2014.

December 2014

Death at University Nursing Home

Police say the deceased, Frank Mercado, a patient for UNH, was involved in a “physical altercation” inside the nursing home, at 2505 Grand Avenue. The incident occurred at around 11.30 on the morning of Monday, Dec. 8. He was rushed by private ambulance to the Montefiore Medical Center where he passed away. The Medical Examiner […]

Monday the 22nd

Nurse accused of abusing elderly patient

Police said a former nurse at a local health care provider for the elderly has been arrested and charged with the abuse of a 96-year-old woman who was a patient at the time. Florence police detective Sgt. Cliff Billingsley said Labarbara Deshay Currin, 27, formerly of East Tombigbee Street, Florence, was arrested Tuesday in Pulaski, […]

Friday the 12th

Torture of the Elderly

According to my research, things have worsened. In this digital age where no one can escape the camera, families’ horrors are displayed on the internet. The footage is difficult to watch. There is one that was filmed right here in our great State of Texas. It shows a cherished 98-year-old great-grandmother in a Dallas nursing […]

Wednesday the 3rd