Nurse’s Assistant Alleges Home Covered up Resident’s Fall

Cook County, IL- A certified nurse’s assistant in an Illinois nursing home alleges that she was asked to cover up a fall which left one of their residents with a large gash on the back of her head. Speaking with WGN, the CNA, who wished to…

California Lawmaker Calls for Increased Oversight of Nursing Homes

Los Angeles, CA- Concerned over reports of neglect and abuse in California nursing homes, one lawmaker has introduced legislation that would place more scrutiny on operators and would give consumers more information about a facility they are…

Florida Hospital Employee Charged with Abusing Elderly Man

Tallahassee, FL- Some people shouldn’t be working with the elderly. Unfortunately with the elderly population increasing, facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes hire individuals who are capable of abusing vulnerable and defenseless…

California Family Awarded $1.25 M in Nursing Home Neglect Case

Santa Ana, CA- A jury in Orange County, California, awarded $1.25 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died as a result of neglect at the Victoria Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center located in Contra Costa. In the lawsuit,…

Unlicensed Nursing Homes Endanger South Carolina Elders

Greenville, SC- There are hundreds of safe, reliable and licensed nursing homes in South Carolina which offer their residents the best care possible. But with the growing elder population, there are many facilities in the state that remain unlicensed,…

Nursing Home Cited for Neglect in Resident’s Death

Houston, TX- A nursing home chain operating facilities in Texas has been accused of negligence after a resident fell ill and later died because the facility failed to get him the medical he needed. Last fall, Dean Dokkebakken, 75, who lived…

Nursing Home Abuse Widespread and Expected to Grow

Houston, TX- Data from the U.S. Census from 2010 shows that 40.3 million people in the country is over the age of 65. As that population ages, it will add to the millions of elderly people currently living in long-term care facilities, making…

Family of Man Who Froze to Death in Unlicensed Nursing Home Awarded $750K

Greenville, SC- The owners of a unlicensed nursing home has been ordered to pay to the family of a man who froze to death in his room $750,000. John Phillips was a well-known civil court judge in Brooklyn, but he began to lose his mental faculties.…

Police Investigating Allegations of Elder Abuse at Michigan Nursing Home

Detroit, MI- Police are investigating allegations that a certified nursing assistant physically assaulted a resident of a Detroit-area nursing home. The incident occurred last week at the Whitehall Healthcare Center in Novi. CBS Detroit reports…

Police Investigate Nursing Home Death Attributed to Toxic Levels of Painkillers

Cook County, IL- Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman at a South Holland assisted-living center who was among six residents hospitalized on the same day in February. The Chicago Tribune reported that investigators found…