Nursing Home Administrator Stole $100,000 – Faces Financial Elder Abuse Charges

Former Administrator Stole from 18 Nursing Home Patients, Faces Charges of Financial Elder Abuse A former administrator for a nursing home in Illinois was arrested in early July, and will face a jury on July 30th for financial elder abuse. Reportedly, Pamela S. Britt, who worked for Heartland Healthcare Center, stole $100,000 from 18 residents of the HCR Manorcare branch over five … [Read more...]

Patient Abuse Charges Issued Against More than 20 People in Georgia

Investigation into Georgia Alzheimer’s Facility Lands Nearly Two Dozen People with Patient Abuse Charges The Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued more than 70 charges of serious patient abuse against 21 former and current employees of an Alzheimer’s care facility. According to the bureau, a three-month investigation into the Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce about 65 miles outside of Atlanta … [Read more...]

No Quick Hearing on Nursing Home Abuse Case

Nursing Home Abuse Case Could Take Longer Than Hoped Last June, a woman who worked at an Alaskan nursing home was accused of patient and nursing home abuse. Ginger S. Newlun faces felony counts of nursing home abuse against a patient, as well as felony aggravated battery, for incidents at a Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon. According to the criminal complaint, Newlun, a certified nursing … [Read more...]

Scams Are Elder Abuse, Too, Says BBB

BBB Releases Information About Scams as Elder Abuse As part of International Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) created a list of scams that target seniors. They added in their article that they feel scams are a form of elder abuse – per their website, “The UN defines elder abuse as ‘a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any … [Read more...]

Reports of Elder Abuse in Pennsylvania Investigated

Elder Abuse Allegations Being Investigated in Northeast Investigators are looking into reports of elder abuse in Newport Township, in Pennsylvania. Administrators alerted local law enforcement about a possible case of elder abuse on Wednesday, June 19th, which occurred at the Guardian Elder Care Center near Nanticoke. So far, no charges have been filed and the facility has cooperated with … [Read more...]

Woman Abused Men at Veterans Home, Faces Patient Abuse Charges

Woman Working at Montana Veterans' Nursing Home Faces Patient Abuse Charges A woman who worked at a nursing home for veterans in Montana has been charged with patient abuse. Allegedly, she abused four of the residents of the home, including three patients in the dementia ward. Susan Stablefeldt was arraigned on Tuesday, May 28th, in the District Court of Glendive. She did not enter a plea at … [Read more...]

Family Offers Reward for Perpetrator of Nursing Home Abuse

After Woman Dies Due to Nursing Home Abuse, Family Offers Reward for Suspect After a short 6-week stay in the Kingstree Nursing Home Facility, Margaret Parker experienced such serious nursing home abuse that she died in an area hospital. Now, her family is posting a $5,000 reward for the perpetrator of the nursing home abuse. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Agency (SLED) is investigating the … [Read more...]

South Carolina Targets Senior Malnutrition

South Carolina Lawmakers, Future Business Leaders, and an Auto Maker Target Senior Malnutrition Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell, along with the state’s future leaders, and the Honda Motor Corp, are targeting South Carolina’s problem with senior malnutrition. A statehouse event was scheduled for Thursday, May 16th. The event kicks off a new effort called S.O.S., or Sustain Our Seniors. The … [Read more...]

71-Year-Old Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Elder Abuse

Man Found in Nursing Home Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Resident A 71-year-old man from Fort Ann, NY has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of an elderly resident of thed. Theodore F. Davidson has been arrested and charged with second degree sexual abuse, as well as endangering the welfare of an incompetent person. According to state police, Davidson is acquainted with the … [Read more...]

Judge Denies New Trial in $91 Million Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

Judge Says $91 Million Award for Nursing Home Abuse “Appropriate” In April 2013, the judge in a case against one of the nation’s largest corporate nursing homes has denied the company a new trial, saying that the $91 million damages award for nursing home abuse was appropriate. Judge Paul Zakaib, Jr, has denied a new trial to HCR Manorcare, specifically for its West Virginia branch, Heartland of … [Read more...]