Archive: Hawaii

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

June 2017

Experts say  elder abuse is happening in all settings

The older veteran whose son pushed him down the stairs, the man who kept an elderly woman alive to get her Social Security checks, the overworked caregiver who took the stress out on a patient — all are examples of elder abuse, and often they go unnoticed, experts on aging and abuse said Thursday. Read […]

Monday the 19th

April 2008

Elder abuse may net prison for Craig

Lihue, HI – The man accused of running an illegal home care facility and physically abusing an 83-year-old man suffering from dementia, high blood pressure and Parkinson’s disease faces up to six years in prison and $12,000 in fines. Riyoji Hirokawa passed away July 27, 2005, due to neglect while staying at the home of […]

Tuesday the 8th

October 2006

Nurse’s aide found guilty of 4 counts of patient abuse

Honolulu, HI – A state court jury has found a former employee of a Honolulu nursing care facility guilty of abuse of elderly patients. Maria Cobar, 39, a certified nurse’s aide, will be sentenced Nov. 6 on four counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. Each misdemeanor count could bring one year of […]

Thursday the 26th

September 2005