November 2, 2016- New Jersey Nursing Home Being Sued For Neglecting An Alzheimer’s Patient
Woodcrest Health Center in New Milford, New Jersey is being sued by a family of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient for neglect. The family states that they have photos taken inside the nursing home showing their mother sitting in her own feces with human waste smeared across her face.These allegations of neglect are part of a lawsuit against Woodcrest and its parent company, Care One. Care One is a New Jersey nursing home operator with many other facilities across the Garden State. The family also believes that their mother broke her hip as she tried to get to the bathroom when nurse aides did not answer her call for help to get to the toilet.
October 27, 2016- Ontario Nurse Allegedly Killed Eight Elderly Nursing Home Patients
An Ontario nurse was recently charged with murdering eight elderly patients in her care. She was charged with first-degree murders of eight residents aged 75 to 96. The deaths took place between August 2007 and August 2014. All eight of the alleged victims lived in two different long-term care residences. She murdered the victims by administering a drug that is not being disclosed yet. The nurse started being investigated on September 29 after police received information from an undisclosed source that there had been eight people murdered in the course of several years.
September 27, 2016- Abused Seniors Offered Free Room By Bergen County Nursing Home
A top-rated nursing home in Bergen County has made the move to reserve a free room for any senior in need of temporary residence. The room is open to seniors who are escaping exploitative, neglectful or violent circumstances. This move comes after officials have raised concerns about elder abuse in the region. The Bergen County Office of Adult Protective Services has investigated over 200 reports of abuse this year alone. Of those reports, there were 40 cases in which a senior has been physically abused or financially exploited by family members or caregivers or others.
August 31, 2016- Nursing Home Aide Caught On Camera Beating Resident
On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, a 56-year-old Hopkins woman was sentenced after a hidden camera caught her repeatedly beating a nursing home resident. The former nurse aide pleaded guilty on July 19th to fourth-degree and fifth-degree assault. She was sentenced to six days in the Hennepin County Workhouse and will also be on probation for two years.
June 24, 2016- Nursing Home Aides Allegedly Stole $2.5M From Resident
A nursing home is being sued by its resident’s son for alleged financial abuse. The 79-year-old resident had more than $3 million saved up, but it was slowly being taken out of his account by nurses’ aides. It is believed that nurses’ aides were writing checks to themselves from his account for almost two years when he moved into the Regents Park at Aventura nursing home. The man’s son claims Regent’s Park should be held partially liable for the theft of almost $2.5 million.
May 25, 2016- Dementia Patient Wrapped In Bedsheets Like A Mummy By Nurse
A dementia-afflicted patient was caught on camera wrapped in a bedsheet like a mummy. The bedsheets were being used as a form of a straitjacket. The Long Island nurse was caught on camera by the daughter of the patient, who wanted to make sure her mother was not being abused. The footage was saved and taken to the NYPD for investigation for unlawful imprisonment, however, the nurse also ran away and is also being tracked.
April 26, 2016- Illinois Bill Looking To Ban Anonymous Nursing Home Abuse Calls
A bill is being considered by Illinois state lawmakers, with regard to the investigation of anonymous calls of alleged abuse or neglect in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. In essence, what this bill is looking to do is to not investigate any anonymous calls about abuse. The purpose of this bill is to lessen the number of false accusations of harassment. Those opposed to this bill state that doing this would put the resident’s safety at risk if the potential for investigation is eliminated under certain circumstances.
March 24, 2016- Florence Nursing Home Sued For $1 Million Over Resident’s Death
An 83-year-old man died in a Florence, Oregon nursing home and his daughter is suing the home for nearly $1 million. The lawsuit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court, stating that Regency Florence was negligent in not correctly addressing signs of dehydration and various health symptoms that led to the 83-year-old’s death in March of 2015.
February 26, 2016- Lawsuit Filed For Nursing Home Where Employee Posted Nude Photos Of Resident
A nursing home in South Dakota has been sued over an employee posting nude photos of a resident online. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the resident who died a few months after the photos were posted, claims the nursing home Golden Living, was negligent in their hiring, training and supervising of their employee. The nursing home’s failure to do so was a failure in ensuring the victim’s well-being. The damages for this lawsuit have not been specified
January 28, 2016- Cook County Woman Files Lawsuit For Poor Care At Nursing Home
In Chicago, a Cook County woman filed a lawsuit on January 25, against Exceptional Care LLC. The woman is filing the case on behalf of her mother who was admitted to the nursing home in November 2012 with Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder, and other disorders. She alleges that her mother ended up suffering from respiratory distress, falls, confusion, and open wounds because the staff neglected her.
December 31, 2015 – Boca Raton, Florida- Man Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home
Whitehall Boca was sued for a wrongful death lawsuit when a Delray Beach man filed a case against them for the death of his mother. The man alleges that staff at the nursing home did not do enough to save his mother, who felt like she was choking due to a condition she was suffering from. Her condition made it hard for her to swallow or eat or drink solid foods. His mother’s airway was filled with vomit which made her condition even more severe.
December 29, 2015 – New York Nursing Home Owners Plead Guilty In Abuse Cover-Up
MVNH Associates have pleaded guilty to charges of covering up resident abuse and neglect. The owners, Gerald and Justin Wood faced charges of eavesdropping and conspiracy. Gerald Wood received a sentence of three years on probation and Justin Wood was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge. Conditional discharge is a type of probation that holds back punishment on the basis of the defendant complying with certain conditions.