An employee at a Pensacola rehabilitation center was arrested after she allegedly placed her knee on top of a 73-year-old patient’s broken leg and applied pressure for several minutes, laughing when the man cried out in pain. Read more at pnj.com.
Wednesday the 29th
A former worker in the Wood Glen Alzheimer’s Community in Miami Twp. was indicted Thursday for beating an elderly patient who died two months later. Read more at daytondailynews.com.
Tuesday the 28th
America is about to be overrun. Not by new immigrants or millennials, but by nonagenarians and other seniors who will soon dominate the landscape demographically. We already are older than we have ever been as a country but, for all of the hype and hoopla surrounding the new generations, the older generations will need more […]
Thursday the 23rd
Elizabeth Parker said her 69-year-old mother, Susan Mcavoy, had her toe amputated, and for rehabilitation, the hospital sent her to Kenosha Estates Rehab and Care Center. “I look over and saw a bug crawling across the bedspread,” said Mcavoy. “I said, ‘Oh, no. I’m out of here,” she continued. Read more at tmj4.com
Tuesday the 21st
Many of us, young and old, have had to face the hard reality of placing a loved one in a nursing home. You worry for their happiness and their safety. Would you feel better if you could put a camera in your loved one’s room? Read more at kmov.com
Thursday the 16th
A former Clearfield County nursing home employee has been charged with abusing a resident he was supposed to be caring for, according to a police report. Read more at wjactv.com
Tuesday the 14th
Most Hampton Roads nursing homes have fewer nurses and aides and more violations of health standards than the national averages, putting patients at increased risk of injury or untreated illness, a Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press investigation found. Read more at pilotonline.com
Tuesday the 7th
Two patients in a Joplin nursing home died within a week of each other after staff decided not to perform CPR, despite the lack of a do not resuscitate order and despite a nursing 9home policy requiring life-saving measures be taken in cases where there is no advance directive. Read more at joplinglobe.com2.
Thursday the 2nd