Category: Abuse and Neglect

Iowa Intimidation

Clark Kaufman wrote a great article for the Iowa Capital Dispatch on a scary situation. The Lenox Care Center nursing home cited for abusing residents through intimidation and punishment.  At least two residents were reportedly denied food, beverages or privileges because the staff felt their incontinence was deliberate, attention-seeking behavior. Last year, a nurse at

Quality of Staff

Joshua Gaunt is calling for authorities to investigate The Ashford assisted living facility. A camera recorded a staff member assaulting his elderly mother. It shows the nursing aide berating 76-year-old Anne Brown, who suffers from advanced-stage dementia, as she seemingly refuses to get out of bed. The aide says, “Always sitting there with that dumbass

Racial Abuse

Nine Black nurses and aides have filed a lawsuit against an Alabama nursing home for placing them in a “racially discriminatory hostile environment,” Atlanta Black Star reports. The women claim they suffered verbal abuse, and dealt with racial taunts at Florala Health and Rehabilitation, including being called slurs like the N-word and “slave girls.” Meanwhile,

Tragic Neglect

11Alive had an incredibly tragic story of Brian Jones. His life changed in 2018 after a sleep-deprived truck driver slammed into him, leaving him paralyzed. That was horrific. The tragedy is how he was treated at Pruitt Health in Lilburn. “I have been left sitting in feces and urine for 7 to 8 hours,” he


ABC13 reported a caregiver employee was arrested for beating a resident. Patrick Ray Piggee is accused of savagely beating a man at a boarding home owned by Allstar Boarding in Missouri City. Piggee faces two counts of injury to the elderly with bodily injury and continuous family violence. The 75-year-old vulnerable adult was hospitalized and

$2.2 Million Settlement

McKnight’s reported on the $2.2 million settlement with patients who suffered abuse at Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. A 2019 California Department of Public Health investigation had confirmed multiple claims of patient abuse by six former nurses there. A 2021 lawsuit accused those nurses of taking nude photos of residents and

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