Category: Nursing home cases in the news

Advocates Demonstrate Against The Carlyle Group

The headquarters of The Carlyle Group, a Wall Street Investment corporation that made our blog a few weeks ago when we wrote about its involvement with Habana Health Care Center (see Wall Street and Nursing Homes? and Nursing Home Profits), was the site of a demonstration Monday, October 22nd by nursing home advocates.  The Carlyle Group

Senator Grassley is Asking Questions

I recently read an article about Charles Grassley, Republican Senator from Iowa who is on the Senate Finance Committee asking long term care insurance companies to explain how they are handling policy holders’ claims.  This is the quote I love the most:  “Many long-term care insurers have recently announced that they are raising premiums because

Investigation related to death at nursing home

Here is an interesting article about an investigation at a nursing home involving a resident who died from suffocation. It was Friday, September 7 when authorities say Stephanie Galletti who lived at the Taylor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center got tangled in some bed rails and suffocated.   According to a search warrant, it is part of

Oscar the cat

New England Journal of Medicine has an article about Oscar, a hospice cat at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, R.I., who seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy in 25

Class action approved against nursing home

A lawsuit against a Fort Smith-based nursing home company can proceed as a class-action suit, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled this week. The court affirmed a decision to grant class-action certification to a suit alleging Batesville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to live up to contractual and statutory obligations to take care of the basic


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