Archive for October, 2015

Nursing home abuse headlines from October, 2015.

October 2015

Wallingford nursing home among 5 in Connecticut fined for lapses in care

Five nursing homes have been fined by the state for various violations that resulted in injuries to residents. The state Department of Public Health fined Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford $1,300 after a resident fell, breaking a shinbone. In March, the resident, who suffers from congestive heart failure and dementia, and requires two-person assistance when using the bathroom, fell […]

Monday the 19th

Revise federal mandates for inspection of nursing homes

This summer, Pennsylvania nursing facilities were the subject of unflattering reports and even a lawsuit by the state attorney general, when it was alleged that some facilities failed to meet the most basic human needs. With those allegations about one large operator in Pennsylvania came questions about care, records and inspections at every nursing facility around the […]

Thursday the 8th

Red Oak Nursing Home Accused of Abuse and Multiple Citations

A 118-page investigation reveals Red Oak was cited for multiple infractions graded on an ‘A’ through ‘L’ scale, with ‘L’ being the worst grade. Red Oak received a ‘K’ for effective administration, revealing failed practices that could have resulted in serious harm or death. ‘K in residents free of medication errors, and ‘E’ in housekeeping […]

Monday the 5th

Prior Lake woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse

A Prior Lake woman is charged with criminal neglect and disorderly conduct against an elderly Alzheimer’s patient at a Scott County nursing home. Wanda Bea Poston, 55, allegedly hit, yelled at and aggressively washed an 86-year-old man at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine on Jan. 30, 2015. The charges against her both are gross […]

Thursday the 1st