Archive for April, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from April, 2015.

April 2015

Allegations of abuse arise at Medina nursing home

Some staff members at the Orchard Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center say serious incidents have not been reported to the state, even after they were brought to the attention of the administration. Orchard Manor has already been cited by the state for a pattern of serious deficiencies. Now investigators have returned, looking into new allegations.

Monday the 27th

Family of deceased patient sues Fountain Valley nursing home

Arlayne Hoover, 73, was admitted to ManorCare of Fountain Valley, a residential skilled nursing facility, in November after being diagnosed with leg cancer, according to the lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court last month. The lawsuit claims Hoover required round-the-clock care but staff neglected her, and on at least two occasions they ignored her […]

Monday the 13th

Advocates fight for nursing home reform

A proposed law that could allow the state to more easily shut nursing homes with repeat violations passed a significant hurdle this week. On Monday, Senate Bill 304, known as the “Three Strikes Rule” bill, passed the Texas Senate. State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed the bill law in direct response to KVUE Defenders investigations […]

Wednesday the 8th