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Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

The Connecticut legislature has passed a law this year that has drawn serious blowback by proposing a series of nursing home Medicaid cuts to homes that don’t have at least a minimum occupancy level of 70 percent. According to state officials, a total of about $6 million will be recovered from these facilities within a … Continue reading Nursing Home Medicaid Cuts Draw Concern and Criticism

Fort Worth Sexual Assault of Paralyzed Woman Results in Life Sentences

The Fort Worth sexual assault of a 74-year-old woman with dementia has resulted in a jail sentence of two lifetimes. The jury took less than two hours on Aug. 21 to convict 53-year-old Anthony Nyakeo of aggravated sexual assault on an elderly or disabled person. CBS 11 News reported on the Fort Worth sexual assault … Continue reading Fort Worth Sexual Assault of Paralyzed Woman Results in Life Sentences

Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

A Louisiana Health Department report issued following an investigation of the Iberville Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation home in Plaquemine, Louisiana showed some troubling signs that some licensed nurse practitioners at the facility may be troublingly uneducated about specific patient care devices. The resident which sparked the complaint that lead officials to conduct an investigation, a … Continue reading Louisiana Health Department Report Casts Doubt on Nursing Staff

Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Candace Johnson believed that the Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center was the perfect place for her 83-year-old mother to live. Unfortunately, the Summerville home withdrawal that she executed just two months later spoke to the complicated array of issues. Originally housed in New Jersey, Candace Johson’s 83-year-old recent move from New Jersey was supposed to … Continue reading Summerville Home Withdrawal Showcases Severe Shortcomings

Elder Abuse Task Force Reaches Final Michigan Town Hall Meeting

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, State Representative Sarah Cambensy, Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh, and the rest of the Michigan Elder Abuse Task Force hosted the final Elder Abuse Town Hall at Northern Michigan University’s campus Aug. 12, 2019. The final stop of the Elder Abuse Task Force covered a variety of topics, including communicating … Continue reading Elder Abuse Task Force Reaches Final Michigan Town Hall Meeting

Asheville Assault Lands Nursing Assistant Behind Bars

A North Carolina nursing home assistant has been released after assaulting a disabled elderly resident at the StoneCreek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Asheville. The perpetrator of the Asheville assault, 34-year-old Tryquissa Maria Liverman, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault of a disabled individual. The arrest occurred Aug. 15, 2019, at the corporate … Continue reading Asheville Assault Lands Nursing Assistant Behind Bars

Resident Harassment Video Sparks Outrage and Litigation in Glenview

A video recording made at the Abington of Glenview nursing home has sparked legal recourse from the family of a humiliated resident. The resident harassment video shows a 91-year-old resident, Margaret Collins, being taunted and humiliated by two nursing assistants and was posted to the social media platform Snapchat December 21, 2018. In the resident … Continue reading Resident Harassment Video Sparks Outrage and Litigation in Glenview

Mansfield Morphine Overdose Draws Criticism From Health Authorities

The Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation recently found themselves at the center of controversy after overmedicating a patient with morphine. The Mansfield morphine overdose was recorded to be ten times more than recommended as safe and drew the ire of the Connecticut Public Health Department. Owned by the New Samaritan Corporation, the Mansfield Center … Continue reading Mansfield Morphine Overdose Draws Criticism From Health Authorities

Macclenny Resident Assault Results in Two Nursing Home Staffers’ Arrest

In Macclenny, Florida two former nursing assistants are now in a jail cell following reports of savage mishandling of an elderly resident. The Macclenny resident assault was revealed on Tuesday along with the arrest of the perpetrators: Trestany Wilkerson and Rikki Davis. The Macclenny resident assault occurred at the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab facility. The … Continue reading Macclenny Resident Assault Results in Two Nursing Home Staffers’ Arrest

Nursing Home Ban of Whistleblower Sparks Controversy In Oklahoma City

Many people choose a nursing home for their loved ones based on their ability to visit and care for them easily. Unfortunately, Oklahoma’s News 9 showed that sometimes that visitation can be revoked after one woman had that right impeded when she received a nursing home ban. T.J. Sarrington filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Department of … Continue reading Nursing Home Ban of Whistleblower Sparks Controversy In Oklahoma City

Understaffing Crisis In Nursing Homes Addressed In Detroit

For many, the understaffing crisis in Michigan nursing homes is an open secret. Union representatives have stated that the state staffing rates are “one of the lowest in the country” according to the Michigan Radio. Last Tuesday, however, in the “motor city” of Detroit, nursing home employees, unions, and lawmakers gathered to bring attention to … Continue reading Understaffing Crisis In Nursing Homes Addressed In Detroit

Resident Dumping Litigation Ruling Forces California To Take Action

A recent ruling on a nursing home resident dumping litigation could help improve the treatment of California nursing home residents according to Law 360. On July 28, 2019, California’s Ninth Circuit court issued a ruling favoring three victims of nursing home dumping. Resident dumping is the involuntary discharging of a resident, often without warning. According … Continue reading Resident Dumping Litigation Ruling Forces California To Take Action

Nursing Home Arbitration Bill Runs Afoul of Human Rights Groups

Two weeks ago a nursing home arbitration bill was signed into law by the Trump administration. One week later, the Human Rights Watch sounded off about its severe ethical implications. The government regulatory service for nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) replaced a key 2016 rule regarding nursing home residents’ access … Continue reading Nursing Home Arbitration Bill Runs Afoul of Human Rights Groups

Nursing Home Surveillance And Ethical Dilemmas In Neglect Prevention

A significant concern about nursing home surveillance was presented in an article by The Conversation. In their account, A woman named Lisa Papp installed a $199 webcam in her 75-year-old mother, Mary Ann’s, nursing home room. In May 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health ruled that this nursing home surveillance was legal and that the … Continue reading Nursing Home Surveillance And Ethical Dilemmas In Neglect Prevention

Mandatory Reporting Bills Introduced to Curtail Nursing Home Neglect

Two mandatory reporting bills have been introduced in the Pennsylvania House as part of a “Promise of Care” legislative package designed to protect residents and increase transparency. House Bills 1713 and 1714 would require nursing homes to report all resident deaths to the county coroner. As representatives told Mcknight’s Long-Term News, the current reporting system … Continue reading Mandatory Reporting Bills Introduced to Curtail Nursing Home Neglect

Understaffing Dangers in Long-Term Care Facilities Put Residents in Peril

In the past years, understaffing dangers in nursing homes have increased dramatically. A sharp increase in elderly residents dubbed the “silver tsunami” combined with troubled nursing home staffing levels has created a troubling environment for loved ones looking for end-of-life care. Part of the prevalence of understaffing dangers comes from the lack of regulation to … Continue reading Understaffing Dangers in Long-Term Care Facilities Put Residents in Peril

Chaplain’s Sexual Abuse In Illinois Nursing Home Exposed

A Chaplain in Quincy, Illinois is in jail after allegations emerged that he had sexually assaulted at least four women, two of them residents in a nursing home. The chaplain’s sexual abuse was discovered after 15 years of suspicions finally warranted in-depth investigation by the police. Detective Adam Gibson shared the story of the prosecution … Continue reading Chaplain’s Sexual Abuse In Illinois Nursing Home Exposed

Elderly Neglect In North Dakota Places Residents At Risk

Elderly neglect in North Dakota has been featured recently in the news, showcasing behaviors that put residents in serious danger and have led to complications and injuries in several North Dakotan nursing homes. One of the most shocking examples of elderly neglect in North Dakota happened in the town of Minot at the Trinity Homes … Continue reading Elderly Neglect In North Dakota Places Residents At Risk

Fraudulent Texas Nurse Jailed For Assaulting Elderly Patient

Collin County officials have arrested Ms. Glenda Basanes in connections with forging a nursing license and assaulting a 92-year-old resident of the Loving Care Home in Lucas, Texas. The fraudulent Texas nurse now resides in Collin County Jail following her arrest in late June. The 44-year-old was hired as a resident aide and claimed that … Continue reading Fraudulent Texas Nurse Jailed For Assaulting Elderly Patient

Guardianship Abuse Targeted By Michigan Attorney General

On July 9, Attorney General Dana Nessel and her task force of four score members reached Berrien County, the third stop on their tour of the state. The purpose of this tour is to address the emotional and financial issues presented with guardianship abuse. Attorney General Nessel’s Elder Abuse Task Force is made up of … Continue reading Guardianship Abuse Targeted By Michigan Attorney General