Archive: Missouri

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

July 2017

Florissant nursing home patient with Alzheimer’s dies after being left in tub for 8 hours, lawsuit claims

Part of Lois Moreland’s routine included a whirlpool bath before bed at the nursing facility she called home for at least three years. The 88-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease nicknamed the whirlpool her “boat,” where she’d wash up before an assistant would take her to bed at St. Sophia Health & Rehabilitation Center in Florissant. […]

Wednesday the 19th

February 2017

November 2015

Investigators find MO nursing homes caused or contributed to nearly 30 deaths in three years

State inspection reports show Missouri nursing homes have caused or contributed to more than two dozen deaths over the past three years. 41 Action News Investigators began reading through hundreds of online reports after the watchdog group, Families for Better Care, ranked Missouri the fourth worst state in the nation when it comes to nursing homes. The […]

Thursday the 19th

August 2015

October 2014

May 2008

Callao woman arrested for switching meds

Callao, MO – A Callao woman has been charged with the theft of medications belonging to a patient at a Macon nursing home. According to Macon Police Chief Steve Olinger, the department received a report of the alleged theft. An investigation into the report found that the nursing home employee had switched medications of a […]

Monday the 5th

September 2006

State nursing home checks inadequate, McCaskill says

Missouri is doing a poorer job overseeing private nursing homes than it was three years ago, according to an audit released yesterday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill. McCaskill, speaking at a news conference in St. Louis, said she was discouraged by the new audit, which found a decline in the state’s regulation of nursing homes […]

Friday the 15th

April 2006

January 2006

Stop overlooking oversight at nursing homes

St. Louis, MO – Over the last five years, the number of serious problems detected in the nation’s nursing homes has dropped. After decades of stressing the need to protect vulnerable nursing home residents, that seemed like an overdue bit of good news. It wasn’t. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office reported last week that nursing […]

Wednesday the 18th