Archive for May, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from May, 2015.

May 2015

Investigation: Alleged Snellville Nursing Home Abuse

Local, state, and federal investigators are looking into possible abuse at a Snellville nursing home. Snellville Police began looking into New London Health Center last month after they were contacted by the family of 77-year-old Carol Sheppard. She had been taken to the hospital with a three inch gash in her head that required staples […]

Thursday the 21st

L.A. County slow to probe nursing home complaints, state statistics show

Statistics released this week on investigations of complaints of abuse, neglect and poor conditions at California nursing homes and other health facilities show Los Angeles County lagging behind other areas of the state. Los Angeles County is the only county that handles such investigations itself. Elsewhere, the program is run by the state’s Department of Public […]

Tuesday the 19th

Will state lawmakers pass meaningful nursing home reform?

Texas has the highest percentage of one-and two-star homes in the country: 51 percent of its nursing homes are rated ‘below average’ or ‘much below average’ on Nursing Home Compare, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation,” the report states. Last year, Families for Better Care released its second comprehensive state-by-state review of […]

Thursday the 14th

Tulsa Woman Pleads Guilty To Caretaker Abuse

Court documents show Shaw taunted the resident about her inability to speak, and reportedly told her, “Don’t talk like that, you’re not a baby.” Shaw told another nursing aide the resident got on her nerves. Witnesses saw Shaw intentionally let go of the resident’s arm, causing her to fall backward and hit her head on […]

Friday the 1st