Category: Abuse and Neglect

Commonplace Abuse?

I recently saw article about two separate incidents of abuse that made the news. The lack of punishment and accountability is shocking. North Carolina Recently, the N.C. DHHS cited University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. The agency cited a nursing home after live maggots were found in the wound of a dementia

Criminal Overmedication

Jennifer Lynn Reavis pleaded no contest to purposely overmedicating a resident of Twin Oaks Health and Rehab Center nursing home. Lansing Police Department investigated in 2019 after Reavis gave a resident of the facility evening and bedtime medications at the same time. Reavis also administered the resident Ativan and Benadryl. Neither were prescribed or part

Caught on Tape

Nursing home surveillance cameras caught two employees abuse and taunt a vulnerable resident.  Clearly caught on tape. The employees were teenage girls who work in a rural nursing home in Minnesota. Police accuse these caregivers of abusing and taunting an elderly female with dementia. Reports from the local police department and Minnesota Department of Health

Dying Alone

WGXA reported the tragic discovery of a female resident three days after her death. Magnolia Manor caregivers finally discovered Jewel Pounds Billing in her apartment after family members asked them to do a welfare check on Billing. Coroner Lonnie Miley believes the woman died of natural causes. According to Magnolia Manor’s website, they provide services to

Tasteless TikTok

TikTok McKnight’s reported on a strange and disturbing story.  The Citadel at Winston-Salem suspended nurse Kelly Morris for videos posted on TikTok that allegedly showed her joking about abusing residents. Why would you joke about that? Accordius Health owns and operates the Facility. Accordius Health said in a statement: “Misuse and unprofessional use of social

Sexual Assault Indictment

A Sumter County Grand Jury indicted Towodi Shequoyah of exposing himself and attempting to sexually assault a resident at the nursing home. He was a caregiver at the facility. Shequoyah allegedly committed these sick acts in February 2021 while working in a Sumter nursing home. Officials said another employee saw Shequoyah in a 73-year-old woman’s


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