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Extendicare Settles Nursing Home Negligence and Fraud Claims

Extendicare Nursing Home Chain Pays $38 Million to Settle Nursing Home Negligence and Fraud ClaimsOne 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...]

Nursing Home Abuse Among Residents Could Relate to Bullying Behavior

Patterns of Bullying Behavior Among Residents Could Lead to Nursing Home AbuseA recent study on nursing home abuse found that 1 in 5 residents of a nursing home, long-term care facility, or skilled nursing facility faced elder abuse in some form. While many have pointed fingers at overworked or undertrained nurses, or abusive family members, the report found that many instances of bullying … [Read more...]

1 in 5 Long-Term Residents Face Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse a Problem for 1 in 5 Long-Term Residents, Study ShowsFamilies struggle to find the best option for elderly loved ones. While many attempt to remain at home, with spouses gone or children far away, it becomes difficult for families to manage the care of aging parents or grandparents. Sometimes, in-home care is an option, but for many senior citizens with chronic health … [Read more...]

Two Employees Charged with Severe Nursing Home Abuse

Two Florida Nursing Home Employees Charged with Battery and Severe Nursing Home AbuseTwo 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 AbuseThe 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...]

Woman Faces Felony Financial Elder Abuse Charges for Embezzlement

Woman Embezzled $460,000 from Nursing Home Residents, Faces Felony Financial Elder Abuse ChargesA Michigan woman has been charged with felony financial elder abuse after investigators discovered that she had embezzled $460,000 from several nursing home residents, who desperately need their money.Tina Marie Binkley, 44, was indicted on Thursday, October 16th, with two charges of felony … [Read more...]

Financial Elder Abuse Scam Lands SC Man in Jail

SC Resident Guilty of Financial Elder Abuse Scam on California ManA resident of South Carolina pleaded guilty in September to charges of financial elder abuse in California after he created a fake sweepstakes scam that stole the life savings of a former Catholic priest living in San Diego.Earl Roberts, Jr, 31 years old, pleaded guilty last month to theft from an elderly person, which is a … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Chain Settles with Feds Over Elder Abuse Charges

Fraud and Elder Abuse Charges Settled Between Nursing Home Chain and Federal GovernmentA nursing home chain that faced numerous federal charges for fraudulent billing, and elder abuse charges has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice for $38 million.On Friday, October 10th, the Justice Department announced the large settlement with Extendicare Health Services Inc and … [Read more...]

Nursing Homes Negligent Installing Sprinkler Systems

Fires at Nursing Homes Reveal Negligence with Building Safety, No Sprinkler SystemsNursing homes have faced heavy criticism in recent years because employees can abuse or neglect residents at these facilities. Vulnerable older adults have been subjected to all types of nursing home abuse from medication neglect to sexual and physical abuse. As more families file lawsuits against these for-profit … [Read more...]

Do Cameras in Nursing Homes Prevent Nursing Home Abuse?

Illinois Debates Nursing Home Prevention Versus Privacy Concerns with Cameras in Nursing HomesLawmakers in Illinois are currently debating the benefits and detriments of placing cameras in nursing homes, as a nursing home abuse prevention bill makes its way through the state’s senate.Opponents of the bill, many of whom are elder care advocates, raised concerns about seniors’ privacy. If … [Read more...]