Archive for January, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from January, 2015.

January 2015

Three-strike approach wanted to protect nursing home residents

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

Nurse charged with punching 93-year-old woman in the face at Northport nursing home last year

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

Man arrested, charged for elder exploitation

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

Nursing Home Elder Abuse, a Problem Almost Hidden for Latinos

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