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Texas Facilities with History of Nursing Home Abuse to Lose Licenses

Texas Senator Moves to Shut Down Facilities with History of Nursing Home AbuseA Texas state senator is pushing his fellow lawmakers to crack down on nursing home abuse and the skilled nursing facilities that have a history of nursing home abuse and neglect of their residents.In August, Senator Charles Schwertner proposed a bill to crack down on nursing home abuse by revoking the licenses of … [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...]

Alabama Woman Charged with Nursing Home Abuse

Former Caregiver Charged with Nursing Home Abuse for “Slapping Around” PatientA former caregiver at a Hoover, Alabama nursing home has been charged with nursing home abuse for “slapping around” a bed-ridden 80-year-old Alzheimer’s patient.Taneka Kiera Hopkins, a 28-year-old Pinson resident, has been charged with second-degree elder abuse.Investigations into the potential nursing home abuse … [Read more...]

WA State Man Sues for Nursing Home Abuse in Wife’s Freezing Death

Longview, WA Resident Sues Care Home for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Wife’s Freezing Death A Longview, WA resident is suing a dementia-care home for nursing home abuse and neglect after his wife fell outside in December and froze to death.Donald Shelton, who is almost 90 years old, and his daughter Dawn Johnson, have filed a nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuit against the … [Read more...]

Health Officials Hear More Complaints About Nursing Facilities

There are more than 400 nursing facilities across North Carolina and South Carolina designed to provide therapy and safe homes for thousands of seniors.But a woman from Concord, NC is complaining that her husband was severely neglected at one of them. Some local health officials said despite how highly regulated the system is, they hear dozens of similar complaints every week and worry that … [Read more...]

Hospice Nurse Faked Cancer to Swindle $30,000 from Friends and Co-Workers

A hospice nurse in Colorado is accused of faking cancer in a plot to gain thousands of dollars from supporters and friends.Jennifer Risa Stover told friends and co-workers that she was battling uterine cancer. She was able to swindle them out of more than $30,000.Co-workers believed they were giving the money to Stover for her experimental treatments and mortgage. One co-worker even gave … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse: Bill of Rights in SC

Many patients and their families are unaware of their rights under South Carolina law. Nursing Home residents have the right to quality care and treatment, and the very basic right to be treated with care and compassion.All assisted living homes must place a list known as the patients bill of rights where all individuals can see it. Generally, these rights will include:Medical rights – … [Read more...]