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New Jersey Staffing Bill Expires in Legislative Limbo

A New Jersey staffing bill designed to combat understaffing in nursing homes was shelved after the State Assembly allowed the bill to expire. The decision was announced on Jan. 6, 2020 by multiple news outlets including NJ.com. Despite the bill passing the Senate, it foundered and will now have to be reintroduced in order to … Continue reading New Jersey Staffing Bill Expires in Legislative Limbo

Palm Desert Theft Deprives Elderly Resident of Over $1800

A 75-year-old woman has spoken out recently about a Palm Desert theft that deprived her of several of her possessions, as well as a significant amount of cash, after a stay at the ManorCare nursing home. The theft has gone on to spark dissent between the resident and the ManorCare company as the struggle to … Continue reading Palm Desert Theft Deprives Elderly Resident of Over $1800

Jones County Abuse Trial Condemns Two Nursing Aides

A Jones County abuse trial concluded on Jan. 7, 2020, with the guilty pleas of two nursing home aides who stood accused of abusing elderly residents at their place of employment. Both Vonshell Laquon Napier and Beverly Burney Jackson submitted guilty pleas in response to multiple felony charges of mental abuse of an elder person, … Continue reading Jones County Abuse Trial Condemns Two Nursing Aides

Oregon Manslaughter Appeal Frees Victim’s Granddaughter

In one of its last acts of the decade, the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned the 2016 manslaughter conviction of a 49-year-old woman from Bend, Oregon, who admitted to smothering her grandmother with a pillow. The Oregon manslaughter appeal succeeded largely due to the legality of allowing the accused’s therapist to testify to statements made … Continue reading Oregon Manslaughter Appeal Frees Victim’s Granddaughter

Crane Nursing Home Assaults Culprit Accepts Plea Deal From Prosecutors

From June 1, 2018, until Aug. 15, 2018, a series of sexual assaults were committed by a resident of Crane, Missouri on two women who were deemed to be mentally disabled. According to reports and court documents gathered by KY3 News, the perpetrator of the Crane nursing home assaults has now accepted a plea deal. … Continue reading Crane Nursing Home Assaults Culprit Accepts Plea Deal From Prosecutors

Nursing Home Surveillance Law Could Allow Hidden Cameras in Ohio

A new nursing surveillance law proposed by the Ohio legislature has opened up the potential permission for nursing home residents or members with power of attorney may be allowed to place hidden cameras in the resident’s room. The proposed legislation is titled “Esther’s Law” in honor of one man, Steve Piskor’s late mother Esther Piskor … Continue reading Nursing Home Surveillance Law Could Allow Hidden Cameras in Ohio

Lancet Dementia Study Ties Physical Fitness to a Healthier Mind

A Lancet dementia study conducted by Norweigan researchers has found that persistently poor cardiorespiratory physical fitness is a risk factor for dementia and death due to dementia. While other studies have found a link between physical fitness and decreased dementia risk, the Lancet dementia study published in Nov. 2019, is the first study to measure … Continue reading Lancet Dementia Study Ties Physical Fitness to a Healthier Mind

U.K. Hidden Camera Footage Leads to Five Nursing Aides’ Arrest

U.K. hidden camera footage in a Brent nursing home has placed five nursing aides in custody after over a year of accusations. The nursing aides in question are accused of threatening, berating, striking, and abusing a 94-year-old woman with dementia, Paniben Shah. According to reports from the Evening Standard, Mrs. Shah’s family placed her into … Continue reading U.K. Hidden Camera Footage Leads to Five Nursing Aides’ Arrest

Senate Nursing Home Reform Targets CNA Training

A recent nursing home reform bill introduced by Senators Mark Warner and Tim Scott has focused on the difficulties facing nursing home employee training, hiring and screening According to ABC Channel 13. The Senate nursing home reform bill, also called the Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act, has been hailed as a potentially vital … Continue reading Senate Nursing Home Reform Targets CNA Training

Syracuse Resident Conflict Results in Injuries and Arrests

An incident between a 29-year-old nursing aide and a 90-year-old nursing home resident with dementia concluded with bruises for the resident and charges for the aide. The Syracuse resident conflict has been the subject of a month-long investigation by the Syracuse police department and on Dec. 4, 2019, spokespeople from the police department and Bishop … Continue reading Syracuse Resident Conflict Results in Injuries and Arrests

MRI Study Tells Alzheimer’s from Traumatic Brain Injury Dementia

Science has some good news for dementia patients. A new study from researchers at UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans, when used in conjunction with image-analyzing software, can determine whether an individual’s dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s disease or by traumatic brain injury. The MRI study … Continue reading MRI Study Tells Alzheimer’s from Traumatic Brain Injury Dementia

Tuscon Nursing Home Fraud Cheats Residents of Over $100,000

The Arizona Attorney General’s office has brought fraud charges against a Tuscon nursing home owner. The Tuscon nursing home fraud case alleges that Jerone Davis scammed over a dozen nursing home residents out of their money. According to reports from The Arizona Star’s Tuscon.com, fourteen elderly residents have been robbed of over $100,000 in fees … Continue reading Tuscon Nursing Home Fraud Cheats Residents of Over $100,000

Wichita Elder Theft of $85,000 Results in Guardian’s Arrest

A recent story by Kansas’ ABC Kake News told the story of a Wichita woman stealing $85,000 from an elderly man. The Wichita elder theft allegedly involved manipulating an 88-year-old Navy veteran with Alzheimer’s. According to reporters and law enforcement agents, the perpetrator of the Wichita elder theft, Laurie Nowlin, had the elderly gentleman sign … Continue reading Wichita Elder Theft of $85,000 Results in Guardian’s Arrest

Brooklyn Nursing Home Homicide Goes Unreported By Facility Staff

On Nov. 15, 2019, a police investigation was opened into the death of a nursing home resident from Brooklyn, NY. The Brooklyn nursing home homicide investigation has garnered the attention of the New York State Department of Health since the department is charged with overseeing nursing home accountability practices. According to current reports about the … Continue reading Brooklyn Nursing Home Homicide Goes Unreported By Facility Staff

Forest Park Facility Suit Alleges Gross Neglect and Theft

The Forest Park location of an Aperion Care nursing home is currently facing litigatory action over the wrongful death of a resident according to the Forest Park Review. The Forest Park facility suit alleges that the facility and its staff were grossly negligent in the safeguarding of 66-year-old Jamie Hernandez and his property. According to … Continue reading Forest Park Facility Suit Alleges Gross Neglect and Theft

Milken Institute Dementia Study Shows Cases Doubling By 2040

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is expected to double to approximately 13 million by 2040, according to research from the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The Milken Institute Dementia study serves as an expansive prediction of the rate of dementia in the … Continue reading Milken Institute Dementia Study Shows Cases Doubling By 2040

Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

As the fall begins to concede to winter and the holiday season creeps up on many Americans, the spirits of generosity and pressures of family gatherings swirl together. One often overlooked part of this ritual is the tradition of nursing home holiday visits from family and friends. Though some residents regularly receive checkups from family … Continue reading Nursing Home Holiday Visits Can Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Nursing Home Investigation Failure Nearly Shutters AZ Health Dept.

Members of an Arizona Senate panel conducting a “sunset” review on the Arizona Department of Health Services’ future on Nov. 7, 2019, narrowly voted to allow the state agency to remain in existence through 2028. The dissidents of the 4-3 vote cited the department’s nursing home investigation failure as the reason for their verdict. One … Continue reading Nursing Home Investigation Failure Nearly Shutters AZ Health Dept.

Hillcrest Sexual Assault of 88-Year-Old Resident Sparks Outrage

The recent sexual assault of an 88-year-old nursing home resident has shocked many citizens of the San Diego and Hillcrest areas. Multiple sources, including ABC Channel 10 San Diego covered the developments of the Hillcrest sexual assault and the fate of the perpetrator. According to officers in the San Diego Police Department who were familiar … Continue reading Hillcrest Sexual Assault of 88-Year-Old Resident Sparks Outrage

Montana Exploitation Interview Shines Light on Underreported Crime

A recent interview between NBC Montana and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) sought to showcase the issue of financial exploitation in elderly individuals. The Montana exploitation interview defined the abuse, explained warning signs of its occurrence, and gave advice in preventing financial exploitation by individuals or nursing homes. The first thing that the Montana exploitation … Continue reading Montana Exploitation Interview Shines Light on Underreported Crime