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Tag Archive: staffing

“They will kill me”

The Naples News blog “Life in the Slow Lane” had a remarkably tragic story about a resident’s stay at a nursing home.  The author told the story of her brother-in-law’s horrific treatment at the hands of nursing home staff revealing the nightmarish situation that can be caused by neglect and blatant apathy. Diagnosed with Alzheimer

“Appalled by her disregard for humanity”

One of the nursing home workers who physically abused patients in Albert Lea, Minn. learned her punishment last month. Brianna Broitzman was sentenced to only 180 days in jail. She pleaded guilty to the charges in August.   It’s a staggered sentence where she will serve 60 days immediately and was taken directly to jail from the courtroom. 

“Crazy” Administrator may lose license

Vermont’s Rutland Herald had an interesting article about Leslie A. Whittington who is the subject of an investigation that alleges she interfered with medical care, did not keep records or adequate supplies on hand and attempted to intimidate her staff into either writing positive statements about her or recanting negative ones, according to a pair

Push for adequate staffing in Kentucky

The Courier-Journal in Kentucky has a great article about the necessity to increase staffing at nursing homes, and how the nursing home industry lobbyists are fighting against it so their profits remain large despite the poor care that is guaranteed with low levels of staff.  Please read the entire article and the Comments from other

Nursing home employee confesses to stealing from residents

Woman admits stealing from Hyde Park nursing home January 14, 2008 A former employee of a nursing home faces prison after admitting in court today she stole more than $8,000 from a resident of the home.  Melissa Johnson acknowledged she had stolen the money by using the woman’s debit card between February and August 2006.

Whistleblower given compensation

Indiana Court awarded damages to nursing home whistleblower.  A whistleblower who claimed she was fired in retaliation for reporting an employee who was sexually abusing a patient at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Colfax recieved $17,000. Earlier the state fined Heritage for failing to report the suspected abuse to the state public health department.  Judge

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