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Category: Abuse and Neglect

“A house of filth, terror and death”

The Chicago Tribune reported the settlement between Maxwell Manor nursing home and whistle-blowers. Maxwell agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle a portion of a whistle-blower lawsuit involving allegations of extreme patient abuse and Medicaid fraud. The lawsuit remained under seal until Monday, when the settlement was announced. Under terms of the agreement, the federal government

‘This is our secret'”

An investigation at Sapphire Tucson Nursing and Rehabilitation nursing home began after a 63 year old resident reported she was sexually assaulted by an employee. “Obviously, you can’t trust anybody,” said Selina Poss, the resident’s daughter. Poss said her mother told her she was sexually assaulted by a nurse tech. The man put his genitals

More Abuse Discovered in ALFs

Judge Michael Edwards sentenced Jason Harold Knox, 30, to a year in jail on two second-degree felony charges of aggravated abuse of the elderly or disabled. Knox also abused an 89-year-old female patient.  Edwards first sentenced Knox to two 1-to-15-year sentences but suspended them and imposed the jail time. Knox also will be on probation

Where is the Compassion and Empathy?

 North Carolina has substantiated claims that a nursing home mistreated a resident after a daughter secretly recorded staff insulting her father.  Knapton said she placed a camera in her father’s room after he told her that staff routinely insulted him. She also suspected she wasn’t being told about all the times her father, who had had

Lies and Cover-up at SavaSeniorCare

WKYC reported the horrific death of James Dempsey, a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia.  An 11Alive investigation uncovered hidden camera video catching nursing home staff laughing while an elderly patient dies in front of them. The video was recently released as part of a lawsuit filed by the family.   Hidden cameras are an important way

“A True Menace”

NBC4i reported the guilty plea from Susan Gwynee for 46 different charges related to thefts from elderly residents at assisted living homes.  Gwynne was originally charged with 101 different counts after residents at several nursing homes reported missing items from their homes.  Gwynne pleaded guilty to 17 counts of burglary, 14 counts of theft and 15

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