South Dakota Nursing Home Abuse Case Goes to Trial

Opening Statements in Nursing Home Abuse Trial in South Dakota On Tuesday, August 27th, a jury heard the opening statements in the trial of a former nurse at a Dell Rapids, SD nursing home, who has been accused of nursing home abuse. Heather Lynn Laird, 36, pleaded not guilty earlier this year to one count of nursing home abuse, specifically abusing a disabled adult. She is currently free on a … [Read more...]

Orangeburg Middle School Teacher Accused of Elder Abuse

Middle School Teacher Faces Elder Abuse Charges for Abusing Her Mother A Middle School teacher who worked at Bethune-Bowman is accused of serious elder abuse for physically and psychologically abusing her elderly mother. Tracy Brown, 44, has been a math teacher in the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 system for 17 years. She has been charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult and released … [Read more...]

SC Woman Stole More than $72K from Elderly Patient, Charged with Financial Elder Abuse

Woman Charged with Financial Elder Abuse for Stealing Social Security Checks from Elderly Woman for Months A Midlands resident has been charged with financial elder abuse after she reportedly stole more than $72,000 from a 74-year-old female patient for a period of 10 months. Sun Hee Chun, 57, has been arrested and charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was arrested on Thursday, … [Read more...]

Colorado Nursing Home Employee Accused of Sexual Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Employee Reportedly Worked for a Month after First Sexual Elder Abuse Report A nursing assistant from a Broomfield, Colorado nursing home has received criminal charges for sexual elder abuse. He reportedly assaulted two women who lived in the Broomfield Skilled Nursing Facility. Antonio Nieto, 41, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on an at-risk adult and four counts … [Read more...]

Missouri Man Accused of Sexual Elder Abuse

Nursing Home Employee Faces Charges of Sexual Elder Abuse A West County, Missouri man faces charges of sexual elder abuse after he confessed to his nursing home employer that he had sexually abused two female residents. Walter Javier Martinez, 44, was charged on August 1st with two counts of felony sexual assault between November 1, 2012, and January 6, 2013. He confessed the sexual elder … [Read more...]

New Report Shows Which States Have Worst Nursing Home Abuse Rates

Florida-Based Advocacy Group Against Nursing Home Abuse Released Report Grading States on Performance An elder advocacy group fighting against nursing home abuse released a report on Friday, August 9th, grading states on eight different federal quality measures to see which states are guilty of the worst nursing home abuse, and which states are the best places for senior citizens. Families for … [Read more...]

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Author Suffered Financial Elder Abuse

In Lawsuit Against Former Lit Agent, Famous Author Claims Financial Elder Abuse Harper Lee, now 87 years old, is a celebrated author most famous for her literary classic court room drama “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which is required reading for middle and high school students across the country. However, Lee recently filed a lawsuit against her former literary agent, alleging financial elder … [Read more...]

Former Judge Sentenced for Years of Financial Elder Abuse

Former California Judge Receives Light Sentence for Financial Elder Abuse In a plea deal on Thursday, August 1, a former Alameda County Superior Court judge, who was charged with 32 felonies for stealing the life savings of his elderly neighbor, managed to avoid prison time for his financial elder abuse. Paul Seeman, 58, faced financial elder abuse charges, including 12 each counts of perjury … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Aid Faces Manslaughter Charges in Elder Abuse Case

After Arraignment, Former Aid’s Charges Upgraded from Elder Abuse to Manslaughter A former nursing home worker, who was accused of elder abuse after an incident last year, now faces manslaughter charges after her arraignment on Wednesday, July 17th. Maureen Flowers is accused of negligence in the death of 86-year-old Sinia Malone, who was a bed-ridden resident of the Tarrytown Hall Care … [Read more...]

Two Arizona CNAs Arrested for Nursing Home Abuse

Reports of Injured 93-Year-Old Led to Two Former Employees’ Arrest and Nursing Home Abuse Charges After a 93-year-old woman’s injuries were discovered in a Tuscon skilled nursing facility, two former employees were arrested on nursing home abuse charges. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the woman was a resident of the Asterion Acres Home. Staff notified police about the abuse, … [Read more...]