Archive: Arizona

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Arizona nursing home abuse news archives.

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June 2008

Probe: Veterans home violated 10 standards

Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona State Veteran Home violated 10 state and federal licensing standards when its staff discharged a patient who could not care for himself, ignored resident complaints, rigged a woman’s call light so it wouldn’t work and prevented residents from leaving the grounds without an escort, state health inspectors have ruled. In […]

Monday the 9th

April 2008

Arizona fails to protect nursing home residents: State is slow to investigate and act on abuse, neglect

Tucson, AZ – Anita McEvoy put her 92-year-old mother in a Tucson nursing home so she wouldn’t get hurt as Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. Instead, her mother shivered in bed while nursing aides took no notice. She died of hypothermia complications. Another elderly woman, who couldn’t see well and trusted nursing aides to bathe […]

Sunday the 6th

February 2008

State acts against 3 care homes in Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ – A Sierra Vista assisted-living home for people with Alzheimer’s disease has paid a $1,500 fine for abuse of a resident and not reporting abuse allegations to the Arizona Department of Heath Services. It was one of three actions taken against Southern Arizona elder-care homes in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to […]

Friday the 15th

Violations threaten nursing home’s funds

Phoenix, AZ – An Ahwatukee nursing home has until March 28 to fix problems that pose a "serious threat" to patients or its Medicare and Medicaid funds will be pulled. And if it doesn’t remedy state law violations within six months, it could be closed down completely – a warning the state hasn’t issued to […]

Friday the 1st

January 2008

Nursing Home Loses Medicare, Medicaid Funds

Phoenix, AZ – An Ahwatukee nursing home is losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding amid allegations of patient neglect. The Evergreen Foothills Health and Rehabilitation Center sent out notices Thursday saying Medicare and Medicaid patients would have to be relocated. The state is working to move those patients. "What we will do then is work […]

Friday the 25th

December 2007

State reports more trouble at vets home

Phoenix, AZ – Less than a year after state health officials uncovered serious violations at a state-run nursing home for veterans, a new report released Friday revealed that poor care since then has led to injuries among several residents. Bed sores weren’t properly taken care of on some residents, causing the sores to get worse. […]

Saturday the 8th

June 2007