Archive: Mississippi

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

January 2008

Nursing homes: Elderly protection still needed

Jackson, MS – While it’s good news that increased inspections by the state Department of Health has led to a Jackson nursing home passing inspections, it underscores the need for greater public scrutiny of elderly care. The Hinds County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received poor marks in March when inspectors found nonflushing toilets, feces smeared […]

Friday the 18th

October 2006

Suspect elderly abuse? Use hot lines

Jackson, MS – If you suspect someone in a nursing home or licensed care facility is being abused, neglected or exploited, call the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, 1 800-852-8341 or (601) 359-4220; the Mississippi Department of Health, division of licensure and certification, 1-800-227-7308; or the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 1-800-948-3090 or 1-800-345-6347. […]

Saturday the 14th

September 2006

Personal care homeowners accused of abuse

Jackson, MS – Officials paint a dismal picture of the life of residents housed at the Safehaven Personal Care Home: piles of dirty laundry, inadequate supplies of food and medication, and routine physical abuse. Investigators with state Attorney General Jim Hood’s office said most of the 24 residents in the Jackson facility were mentally ill […]

Monday the 11th