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Nursing Home Resident Victim of Financial Elder Abuse and Embezzlement

Protecting SC Nursing Home Residents: Dealing with Financial Elder Abuse and Embezzlement On Tuesday, February 10th, a resident of Chico, California was arrested and charged with financial elder abuse and embezzlement after reports were verified that he embezzled over $80,000 from a nursing home resident. According to police officers at the Chico Police Department, Jeffrey McClure may have … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Takes Turn As Nursing Homes Seize Patients Like Assets

Nursing Homes Force Debt Repayment by Seizing Patients in Strange New Twist on Financial Elder Abuse A new report has uncovered a terrible new form of financial elder abuse being committed by nursing homes, focusing on the Manhattan area of New York City. The study, conducted by Hunter College and The New York Times, investigated 700 cases of guardianship cases filed in Manhattan in the last 10 … [Read more...]

Montana Woman Charged for Financial Elder Abuse

Montana Resident Charged with Financial Elder Abuse and Theft A woman residing in Havre, Montana, has been charged with financial elder abuse after she stole $50,000 worth of cash and property from an elderly Hi-Line man. Court documents for the financial elder abuse charges show that Lisa L. Cole, the defendant, was the victim’s power of attorney, which means she had legal control over the … [Read more...]

Overuse of Antipsychotics is Nursing Home Abuse

Several Nursing Homes Practice “Chemical Restraint,” Which Could Be Overuse of Antipsychotics, A Form of Nursing Home Abuse Although federal law prohibits “chemical restraint” – using medications to strongly sedate patients with mental disorders or dementia who may engage in disruptive behaviors – recent reports show that several skilled nursing facilities in the United States overuse dangerous … [Read more...]

Extendicare Settles Nursing Home Negligence and Fraud Claims

Extendicare Nursing Home Chain Pays $38 Million to Settle Nursing Home Negligence and Fraud Claims One of the United States’s largest nursing home chains, Extendicare, has agreed to resolve federal claims of nursing home negligence and fraud claims for $38 million, according to the Justice Department. “Our seniors rely on the Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide them with quality care, … [Read more...]

Two Employees Charged with Severe Nursing Home Abuse

Two Florida Nursing Home Employees Charged with Battery and Severe Nursing Home Abuse Two nursing assistants at a Winter Haven skilled nursing facility in Florida were charged with battery after a camera in 76-year-old Alzheimer’s patient’s room showed them committing severe nursing home abuse. Yashika Zenobiaha Jones, 28, and Rose Dorlean Blaise, 35, were employed at the Palm Gardens Nursing … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Increases During Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Can Lead to Financial Elder Abuse The Medicare Open Enrollment periods lasts from October 15th to December 7th, and AARP reports that numerous Medicare scams, perpetrating financial elder abuse, increase during that period as well. The most common Medicare scam according to the AARP bulletin, involves a scammer posing as an employee of the Centers for Medicare … [Read more...]

Bill to Place Cameras in Nursing Home Abuse Cases Stalls

A Bill Allowing the Use of Cameras to Detect Nursing Home Abuse Stalls in the Senate On Thursday, March 20th, a bill that would give families the ability to electronically monitor their loved ones to prevent or detect nursing home abuse stalled in the South Carolina senate. The SC Senate’s Medical Affairs Committee was evenly divided on the bill, 7 to 7, preventing its advancement onto the … [Read more...]

Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined for Serious Elder Abuse

Four Nursing Homes in Connecticut Fined for Elder Abuse and Neglect Four nursing homes in the state of Connecticut have been fined for serious elder abuse and neglect, including the death of a resident. The Connecticut Department of Public Health fined the Elm Hill Nursing Center of Rocky Hill a total of $2,250 after reported cases of a broken hip, a resident who fell and was unresponsive, and … [Read more...]

California Sued for Lagging Nursing Home Abuse Investigations

California Sued for Slow Response to Nursing Home Abuse, Lagging Inspections A Sacramento, California advocate for the elderly is suing the state for allegedly endangering the lives of nursing home residents by failing to properly inspect skilled nursing facilities or promptly respond to complaints of nursing home abuse. The lawsuit, brought forth by the Sacramento-based Foundation Aiding the … [Read more...]