Category: Abuse and Neglect

Unsafe Staffing Fine

North Carolina’s MyFox8 reported that Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation in Thomasville paid a reduced fine for unsafe staffing.  100 patients only had three caregivers in January of 2022. An investigation found that patients were neglected. Many hospitalized. Two dead. The fine was reduced to a measly $126,000. The for profit parent company of Pine Ridge Health

Another Poisoning

CBS News reported another reckless and fatal poisoning at a nursing home. An Atria nursing home in Walnut Creek failed to keep residents’ safe. The facility rushed Albert Canoun to the emergency room after allowing him to ingest a cleaning solution.  Employees at first blamed his change of condition and negative reaction to eating “spicy

Abuse at Whitten Center

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said two employees at the Whitten Center assisted living facility abused residents. SLED arrested Lila Denise Kerson and Lasheba Tijuandra Turner for an incident on Christmas day in 2022. According to the arrest warrants, Kerson abused the vulnerable adult. She pushed the victim’s head on the ground, stomped and kicked

Frozen

The Denver Post reported another tragic and preventable death of a nursing home resident.  Mary Staub froze to death on the sidewalk outside the nursing home. The temperature was around 15 degrees when the caregivers at Balfour at Lavendar Farms senior living facility in Louisville allowed Staub to leave unsupervised and unattended wearing a nightgown,

Predator Unsupervised

The Salem News reported the sexual abuse of three nursing home residents at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Investigators discovered the suspected nurse aide did not even have proper qualifications, training, or certifications. The facility never should have hired him. The facility failed to conduct a simple background check. Bueh was charged with rape in

Iowa’s Labor Shortage

Unsafe Staffing The nursing home industry has argued that unsafe staffing is a result of a labor shortage. Somehow, they argue, no one is available to work at long term care facilities.  The latest government data showed that 2022 was the second-best year on record in terms of raw job growth, behind only 2021. The Iowa

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