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
An aide at a Bronx nursing home is facing charges in connection with the death of a 77-year-old patient. According to law enforcement sources, the fight that broke out between the aide and the victim was so intense that witnesses told police they had to pull the two apart, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.
Friday the 19th
More than 3,800 reports of suspected elder abuse in Colorado have been gathered since a new law went into effect this summer, and one person, a nurse in Douglas County, has been cited for allegedly failing to make a report. As of July 1, a wide range of professionals — including nurses, chiropractors, law enforcement […]
Wednesday the 17th
Millions of elderly people report significant abuse each month, “an important public health problem” expected to increase in many countries as the number of people aged 60 and older is forecasted to reach about 1.2 billion by the year 2025, the World Health Organization reported today.
Monday the 15th
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
Four Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health following injuries and falls, including one fall that later resulted in a resident’s death.. Avon Health Center was fined $1,090 because of two incidents. On March 14, a resident died six days after falling out of a mechanical lift and sling. […]
Wednesday the 10th
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the nation’s 90-years-and-older population was at 1.9 million in 2010 and will quadruple in the next four decades. By 2050, this elderly population will comprise 10 percent of the 65 and older population. The American Psychological Association reports that the majority of elder abuse victims are female and many […]
Monday the 8th
A state senator is pushing lawmakers to crack down on Texas nursing homes with a history of abuse and neglect. In August, Senator Charles Schwertner proposed a recommendation to require the state to revoke a nursing home’s license if they have certain violations.
Friday the 5th
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
A former employee of an Albany nursing home is accused of abusing an elderly patient. 51-year old Doretha Jones was arrested Wednesday and charged with battery of a patient in a care facility.
Monday the 1st