After leaving a family member in the care of a nursing home, many Oklahomans worry about the level of attention they will receive. A new bill would create a review board to hold nursing homes accountable for deaths or serious injuries to residents.
Friday the 30th
One of two former care workers charged late last year with abusing an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease in a Scranton nursing home will go to trial, a judge decided Friday. Joshua Wegielewski, 24, 1010 Moltke Ave., appeared in Lackawanna County Central Court for a preliminary hearing Friday afternoon before Magisterial District Judge Sean P. […]
Monday the 26th
A Central Texas lawmaker wants new protections for your elderly loved ones. Under the proposed law, nursing homes that get three strikes would be shut down. The bill filed Thursday by Sen. Charles Schwertner of Georgetown would require the Department of Aging and Disability Services to revoke the license of any nursing facility with three […]
Monday the 19th
One employee at a Bessemer nursing home is charged with abusing a patient and an employee at another Bessemer nursing home is charged with stealing patient trust fund money, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Wednesday.
Friday the 16th
A former employee of a nursing home in Tuscaloosa County was arrested last week after a grand jury indicted her for allegedly punching a 93-year-old woman in the face. Joy Patterson, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Luther Strange, said Monday that 47-year-old Anita Brenett Watford was arrested for the alleged abuse in Tuscaloosa last Thursday. […]
Wednesday the 14th
St. George Police arrested a man on Monday, charging him with wrongful appropriation-theft, three counts of unlawful use of a finance card and acquiring a finance card without permission in addition to adult abuse/exploitation while in a trusted position after he allegedly stole a man’s wallet while he was working. The alleged victim lives in […]
Monday the 12th
A recent report by the Center for Public Integrity noted that Louisiana and Arkansas nursing homes had the greatest discrepancies between their nurse staffing reports for Nursing Home Compare and their actual annual cost reports. The revised system will be based on payroll data, not self-reports. He states that in the past 10 years, the […]
Friday the 9th
A former health care provider at a Florence nursing home has been indicted in connection with the abuse of a 96-year-old patient. Labarbara Deshay Currin, 27, 608 N. Third St., Pulaski, Tennessee, was indicted on the charge of second-degree elderly abuse and neglect, court officials said.
Wednesday the 7th
Information released during the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington last November, indicated that one in 10 Americans over age 60 is victimized each year by some type of abuse, often by those who care for them. In particular, said experts, abuses have increased in nursing homes and other elder care […]
Monday the 5th