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  • Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Bill Passes House
    Posted on May 31, 2011 in News

    May 31, 2011 An Illinois nursing home abuse bill that will allow for more serious penalties for abuse in nursing homes has passed the Illinois House. The bill, which specifically aims to thwart abuse in homes for developmentally disabled people, …

  • New Mexico Nurse Accused of Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 27, 2011 in News

    May 27, 2011 A Farmington, New Mexico nurse is accused of nursing home abuse involving fracturing one resident’s arm and harshly squeezing another resident’s arms. The accused man waived his right to a preliminary hearing. A witness said the male …

  • New York Man Gets Prison for Sexual Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 25, 2011 in News

    May 25, 2011 An aide at a New York City nursing home was sentenced to seven years in prison for the sexual nursing home abuse of a 61-year-old stroke patient. The partially paralyzed woman is unable to speak but was …

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Exploitation on the Rise in North Carolina
    Posted on May 24, 2011 in News

    May 24, 2011 North Carolina’s Buncombe County reports that cases of elder abuse are on the rise. About 700 adult protective service reports have already been filed this year, and reports of the elderly being abused have more than doubled …

  • New York Nursing Home’s Shortcomings Led to Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 21, 2011 in News

    May 21, 2011 Twelve citations were issued to the Cayuga County Nursing Home in New York after an inspection in January. Some of the nursing home’s deficiencies resulted in incidents of nursing home abuse. One incident of abuse involved a …

  • Are Florida Policies Enabling Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?
    Posted on May 16, 2011 in News

    May 16, 2011 A recent opinion piece on OrlandoSentinel.com argues that recent policies in Florida are enabling nursing home abuse and neglect instead of fighting against it. The article points out attacks on Florida’s successful ombudsmen program such as removing …

  • Swedish Nursing Home Waited Days Before Reporting Sexual Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 13, 2011 in News

    May 13, 2011 A Swedish nursing home is reported to have waited five days before reporting to police the alleged sexual nursing home abuse of an Alzheimer’s patient by another nursing home resident. The alleged victim’s family were also not …

  • More on Georgia Nursing Home Abuse Case
    Posted on May 12, 2011 in News

    May 12, 2011 In addition to the administrator at Winterville Retirement Center in Georgia being arrested for stealing money from a resident, two other workers at the nursing home have been arrested over the past two months for other acts …

  • Georgia Nursing Home Administrator Arrested for Financial Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 9, 2011 in News

    May 9, 2011 The former administrator of Winterville Retirement Center in Georgia was arrested after an investigation found she was stealing money from an Alzheimer’s patient. The woman was charged with five felonies for stealing from and exploiting an elderly …

  • California Nursing Home Receives 15 Citations for Nursing Home Abuse
    Posted on May 7, 2011 in News

    May 7, 2011 The Olive Ridge Post Acute Care nursing home in Oroville, California received 15 citations from the state and was ordered to pay $15,000 in fines for illegally relocating 14 residents. The California Department of Public Health says …

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