Archive for March, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from March, 2015.

March 2015

CNA pleads not guilty to adult abuse

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

Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem

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

Stopping elder abuse requires action and open records

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