Archive for September, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from September, 2015.

September 2015

Boonton Twp. nursing home aide charged with abuse

The complaints, signed by township Detective Peter Ricciardi, charge that Mangona on Aug. 5 attempted to cause or did cause bodily injury to an institutionalized elderly person by slapping the patient’s hands and grabbing and squeezing the patient’s mouth.  The complaint did not identify the gender or age of the patient, identified only as M.F.

Thursday the 24th

Elder abuse tends not to be reported

A recent study in Ohio estimates more than 105,200 seniors are abused, neglected, or financially exploited each year with about 300 of those occurring in Van Wert County, but those who work with seniors advise those numbers are conservative estimates.

Thursday the 17th

Maplesville woman arrested for elder abuse

Lenoir, who is a licensed practical nurse, inadvertently administered a large dose of a narcotic pain medication to a patient instead of the requested cough medicine. Instead of alerting the facility of her mistake, Lenoir manipulated treatment records to reflect that she had given the correct medication, according to the release. The patient, suffering from […]

Thursday the 3rd