Category: Abuse and Neglect

Young residents’ screams for help go unanswered resulting in her death

Alabama NewsChannell 19 had a horrendous story of neglect on their website.  NewsChannel 19’s Carson Clark reported that a Marshall County Nursing Home is in trouble with state and federal officials after a patient died there. A doctor says the Golden Living Center in Boaz allowed a young woman to scream for help for more than

SC Administrator arrested for neglecting a vulnerable adult

The owner of the Southside Residential Care Facility, Roy Lee Bowers, 64, has been arrested and charged with felony neglect of a vulnerable adult, resulting in the death of a patient.   His health care administration license was also suspended Friday by the state. Investigators started looking into the facility when they found 59-year-old William Sealy

“Mercy” killings or just murder?

Today we have a guest writer, Heather Johnson. who is a regular contributor to RNCentral.com, a great site for nurses and others interested in the nursing field.  We thank Heather for help insightful contribution.  Below is her entry. Nursing Home Workers Face Neglect, Fraud Charges Chicago Sun-Times reports that Nurse Marty Himebaugh and nursing director

DNR does not mean do not treat!

Santa Cruz Sentinel has an article about the tragedy that is all too common for many nursing home residents.  Nursing homes fail to train on what DNR status means, and far too often simple care is not provided that would save a resident’s life.  Below are excerpts from the article. The Tragedy: On Sept. 11,

Use of chemical restraints in nursing homes

Warren Wolfe of the Star Tribune in St. Paul, Mn. wrote a great article on the overuse of medications in the nursing home population. Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are using powerful antipsychotic drugs to quiet disruptive people with mild dementia — at times a step that’s easier and cheaper than training staff to fix the problem.  

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