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Don Greiwe

Nonprofit Nursing Homes Provide Better Care

A group of doctors from around the world have came together to take a hard look at the relationship between nursing homes and profiteering, and the results reaffirm what many of us would have…

Shannon Weidemann

Girard Nursing Home Fined for Abuse

A nursing home in Girard, Illinois had abuse complaints lodged against it. Investigators found that the workers at Pleasant Hill Village Nursing Home was abusing residents. A fine of $25,000 was levied against the home. A February report by the Illinois Department of Public Health indicated the incidents might have started as early as August 2006.Aides allegedly poked one resident with a pin…

Shannon Weidemann

Nursing Home Must Pay Damages for Prolonging Life

A jury in Palm Beach County has decided that a nursing home must pay $150,000 in damages to a woman’s family after they did not follow her living will and advance directive. The 92-year-old woman had stated that she did not want to be kept alive by artificial means. Workers at Morse Geriatric called paramedics and had her taken to the hosptial where she died six days later after having many…

Bob Carroll

Nursing Homes Have Fire Safety Obligations

Fire in a nursing home obviously can be a disaster because of the immobility of many of the residents. It would be a guaranteed disaster if the nursing home falsified fire drill reports and appointed an untrained maintenance man to oversee fire safety training at the facility, leaving employees unable to handle the crisis. That is what is alleged to have happened in Nashville.Judge clears way…

Bob Carroll

Resident Suffocated By Clogged Tracheostomy Tube

In the category of healthcare screw-up of the week:An Illinois jury has awarded more than $2.9 million to the family of a Healthcare and Retirement Corp. of America resident who died by suffocation when her tracheostomy tube became clogged (Sheila Albores, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Ana Carrasco, Deceased v. Healthcare And Retirement Corporation of America, d/b/a Manorcare Health…

Bob Carroll

One Company's Nursing Home Abuse Record – Is "Blatant" Strong Enough?

Over at OpEdNews.com there is a lengthy article that details some of the most egregious nursing home misconduct imaginable. The disgusting incidents described are truly shocking. Amazingly, all of the patient abuse and neglect occurred at the facilities of one nursing home company, Beverly Enterprises.Beverly Enterprises – Poster Child Of Fraud And Neglect In Nursing Home Industry Nowhere in…

Bob Carroll

Nursing Homes Understaffed – Abuses Continue

Understaffing at nursing homes appears to be the underlying reason for continued problems and abuses according to a just-released national report examining nursing home abuse and neglect. The story is from FortWayne.com:Report IDs roots of elderly neglect”The Faces of Neglect: Behind the Closed Doors of Nursing Homes,” commissioned by the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform,…

Bob Carroll

Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Every week I learn of an injury inflicted upon an elderly resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility in the State of Florida. Abuse and negligence often are the cause. When that is the case there is a need for our firm and other personal injury attorneys to step up and provide assistance. The effort frequently involves the filing of a claim for compensation. There are other…

Bob Carroll

Flim-Flam On Nursing Home Residents

Nursing Home Residents Storm Tallahassee To Protest Legislature’s Dishonesty – that should be the headline in newspapers throughout the State of Florida. The legislative flim-flam that took away their rights in exchange for promised improvements in nursing home care that will likely never occur should be recognized for what it was. It was a fraud, pure and simple. Read the story from the…

Bob Carroll

Long Shadow Inn Fails Its Residents

My father lived for more than four years at the end of his life at an assisted living facility in Palm Harbor. He received excellent and compassionate services in a setting that was safe and properly supervised. That same facility has now been shut down by state officials because of health and safety violations. What could have caused the changes at the Long Shadow Inn in the years since my…