Archive: Delaware

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

August 2014

March 2008

Vets home care criticized before state lawmakers

Dover, DE – The Delaware Veterans Home near Milford is not providing quality care to its residents, a joint legislative committee was told today. “The residents are not getting good care because they are falling through the cracks,” said Diane Draper McGuire, a nursing-home administrator who, after a personal investigation, attributed problems in large part […]

Wednesday the 12th

April 2006

Nursing home abuse claims spark oversight changes

DE – In response to hours of testimony about negligence and abuse, the Joint Sunset Committee has made about 30 recommendations to change the state agency that monitors nursing homes. Among possible changes are increasing pay for nursing home inspectors, adding more quality assurance personnel positions, and forming a subcommittee to investigate specific allegations. Read […]

Thursday the 13th

March 2006

‘Worst case of abuse I have ever seen’: Inspector says state’s report of nursing home patient’s death was falsified

Wilmington, DE – The state’s investigation started in late January 2004. A registered nurse who inspected nursing homes for the state for four years spent several weeks at Shipley Manor, checking out the complaint. She surveyed the facility, interviewed staff, checked records and talked to a sample of its residents. Dianne Roberts, who did the […]

Sunday the 12th

February 2006

2 in nursing home case worked as inspectors: Nurses charged with fraud once reported to state on care given to patients at facilities

Smyrna, DE – Two of five nurses charged this week with fraud and abuse at a Smyrna nursing home used to inspect nursing homes for the state, officials said Thursday. Sandra L. Edwards of Lewes and Mary L. Yarrington of Magnolia worked as compliance nurses or “surveyors,” who visit nursing facilities to verify quality of […]

Friday the 24th

Investigators return to assisted living facility

Wilmington, DE – Department of Social Services investigators returned to a Wilmington assisted living facility today. Accusations surfaced last week that residents at the Meadows did not get enough food. There’s also evidence that roaches are infesting some of the patients’ rooms. More people are stepping forward with stories about what’s happening at the Meadows, […]

Tuesday the 7th

Investigators return to assisted living facility

Wilmington, DE – Department of Social Services investigators returned to a Wilmington assisted living facility today. Accusations surfaced last week that residents at the Meadows did not get enough food. There’s also evidence that roaches are infesting some of the patients’ rooms. More people are stepping forward with stories about what’s happening at the Meadows, […]

Monday the 6th

December 2005

Nursing home sued over death of Delaware dad; Feeding tube improperly inserted killed man in ’03, lawsuit claims

Dover, DE – A 72-year-old Dover man died in December 2003 because a registered nurse at Green Valley Pavilion nursing home near Smyrna inserted a feeding tube into his abdominal cavity instead of his stomach, according to a lawsuit filed by family members. Michael J. Malkiewicz, attorney for the plaintiffs, said Charles R. Wurzel was […]

Thursday the 15th