A Newton woman accused of abusing an adult woman under her care at a local nursing home has pleaded not guilty to dependent adult abuse. Jacki L. Owens, 33, entered the plea on the serious misdemeanor charge and waived her right to a speedy trial last week. Owens was working as a CNA at Newton […]
Tuesday the 31st
Juanita Simmons’ sisters said they repeatedly saw signs of physical abuse before she was found dead, strapped to her wheelchair at the bottom of a flight of stairs at a Belleville nursing home.
Friday the 27th
Admitting a loved one to a nursing home can be a difficult decision for families, even when that level of professional care is for the best. That decision can be even more emotionally taxing when families also have to worry about the possibility of elder abuse and neglect.
Wednesday the 25th
We have an enormous problem with elder abuse, by which I mean the physical, psychological or sexual harm, neglect (self-neglect or by a caregiver) or financial exploitation of vulnerable older people. Elder abuse in all its forms is ugly, painful, costly and simply wrong. The problem is also bigger than most people realize. It’s seriously […]
Monday the 23rd
A 28-year-old employee at a suburban Detroit nursing home has been charged following an investigation into the suspected abuse of a 62-year-old patient.
Friday the 20th
More families with patients at The Whitehall Health Care Center of Novi have called 7 Action News after we broke the story of alleged patient beatings at the facility.
Wednesday the 18th
Two health care administrators have been charged with records tampering amid an ongoing state investigation into a claim of abuse at a Loudon County nursing home, authorities said.
Monday the 16th
Pennsylvania has the fourth-largest population of senior citizens among the 50 states. We house the fourth-largest population of seniors over 85 years old (the demographic most in need of nursing home care). As of 2011, Pennsylvania assisted living homes and nursing homes house about 128,000 seniors. All of those people deserve to live comfortably.
Friday the 13th
The owner and the administrator of a Castro Valley assisted-living facility where 14 sick and elderly residents were abandoned in 2013 were each charged Monday with 14 felony counts of elder abuse — allegations that could send them to prison, state prosecutors said.
Tuesday the 10th
Sondra Everhart used to be a surveyor – inspecting nursing homes and investigating complaints – for the New Mexico Department of Health. In 2006, she moved on to become the state’s long-term care ombudsman.
Thursday the 5th