Archive: Rhode Island

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Rhode Island nursing home abuse news archives.

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August 2007

Veterans Home under scrutiny

Bristol, RI – Frederick E. Alger says that in the seven years he has lived in the Rhode Island Veterans Home he has been ordered to take 35 mental competency evaluations…. Alger is an outspoken critic of the way the home is operated and has frequently butted heads with administrators. He is in the middle […]

Sunday the 12th

Interim report finds problems at Veterans Home

Bristol, RI – An interim report is highly critical of some operations at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, finding problems in the nursing system that include antagonism toward residents. The Providence Journal reported that the 11-page document found low morale among staff members and the abuse of some policies, including denying the release of information […]

Sunday the 12th

State investigates patient care at Veterans’ Home

Bristol, RI – Raymond Parent and Albert Bacur were initially thrilled to move to the Rhode Island Veterans’ Home…. But after a series of what they view as administrative failures, the families wish they had never sent their loved ones to the home on 260-bed home on Metacom Avenue. Both said administrators tried to limit […]

Wednesday the 1st

July 2007

State tells nursing home to add staff

Providence, RI – The Health Department has ordered the Park View Nursing Home, in Providence, to immediately correct the inadequate staffing that led to repeated falls by a patient. The patient, who suffered three injuries in 11 falls between October and the end of May, was declared in “immediate jeopardy” late last month and moved […]

Friday the 20th

May 2005

Lawmakers tackle nursing home reform

PROVIDENCE, RI — The death last year of Germine Morsilli, the 87-year-old former resident of Hillside Nursing Home in Providence, helped shine a spotlight on some of the state’s poorly operated nursing homes. House Majority Leader Gordon Fox, said of Morsilli, “How does someone in this century die of bedsores?” Such a circumstance, he said, […]

Friday the 27th