Archive for February, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from February, 2015.

February 2015

Nursing home resident’s injury leads to charges

A certified nurse assistant faces two misdemeanor charges that accuse her of neglecting a patient at a local nursing home, officials said Tuesday. Courtney E. Allen, 22, of Glens Falls, was charged in connection with an injury suffered by an 83-year-old resident of The Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center last Sept. 14, according to the […]

Friday the 27th

Feds say two Keys nursing homes need to improve

Plantation Key was above both the state and national averages in deficiencies with seven, including failing to provide dental care for each resident, having a licensed pharmacist review each patient’s medication and providing written records when a patient is transferred or discharged. In the inspection report, CMS also wrote that “the facility failed to ensure […]

Monday the 16th

Richmond County coroners receive specialized training to recognize abuse of the elderly and at-risk

“Finding elder abuse or neglect is hard to find, but I feel we have stepped up to the plate,” Coroner Mark Bowen said. “We’re going to find these people.” Two deputy coroners from the office took the course to become At-Risk Crime Tactics specialists in 2014. After hearing and seeing the results from the course, […]

Friday the 6th