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Nevada Nursing Home Shut Down for Repeated Nursing Home Abuse

August 28, 2011

The Nevada Bureau of Health Care and Compliance has suspended the license of Las Vegas Home Sweet Home nursing home after the facility was charged with physically abusing residents and stealing resident’s social security checks and other money.

Repeated non-compliance with regulations has led to the assisted living center being repeatedly fined in recent years.

Recent charges stem from an investigation that found that caregivers at the nursing home were depositing resident’s Social Security checks into their personal accounts and overcharging residents for groceries in order to steal the extra money.

Another episode of nursing home abuse at the facility involved an elderly woman dragged down the hall by her ankles after getting into a loud argument with a manager.

Residents have now been removed from the assisted living center and placed in other nursing homes.

Please contact a nursing home abuse lawyer if you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse. An attorney that specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases can help you get the justice you deserve.

source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/aug/26/state-closes-las-vegas-nursing-home-after-reports-/

Nevada Nursing Home Settles Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

December 15th, 2010

A Nevada nursing home has settled a wrongful-death nursing home abuse lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. The two daughters of 87-year-old Dorothy Schweitzer contacted a nursing home abuse lawyer and sued Hearthstone of Northern Nevada nursing home after their mother died of severe dehydration, infection, and other health problems brought about by nursing home neglect.

The Nevada’s Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance investigated the case and determined Hearthstone’s treatment of Schweitzer caused “actual harm”. The nursing home was unable to provide documentation that Schweitzer received care from March 23, 2008, and March 27, 2008. On March 27 Schweitzer was taken to the hospital where she died.

The nursing home later showed notes that Schweitzer was entertaining guests while in reality she was dying at Northern Nevada Medical Center. Additionally, the erroneous notes showed she was being turned every two hours at the nursing home the day after she had died.

“The state has to get serious about enforcement, and the public needs to know about a nursing home’s record before they consider putting their loved one inside, said Schweitzer’s daughter, Laura Stotts.

source: http://www.rgj.com/article/20101214/NEWS/12120356/1321/Sparks-nursing-home-pays-settlement-for-patient-who-died

Nevada Elder Care Providers Have History of Nursing Home Abuse Allegations

July 27, 2011

Mike and Norma Childers, operating under the name Heart-To-Heart Care LLC, recently received their license to operate a home for individual residential care even though the couple have a history of nursing home abuse issues.

In 2000 the couple was charged with felony abuse and neglect at a nursing home they owned but were acquitted of the charges. They also signed a stipulation which said that, among other things, they failed to provide adequate care to residents and did not report injuries. They were subsequently banned for 10 years from operating a care facility in California.

Norma Childers was charged with abuse and jailed in 2006 for putting tape over the mouths of children at a daycare she ran. She was subsequently ordered not to work in daycare.

The Childers maintain that, despite past allegations of abuse, they love what they do and have many satisfied clients.

When considering placing a loved one in a nursing home it is vitally important that you research the track record of the care facility and choose a nursing home you and your loved one are comfortable with. If abuse or neglect does become an issue, we recommend contacting a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer to help you during this difficult time.

source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20110727/NEWS/110729781/1070&ParentProfile=1058

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