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March 2010

According to a recently released report entitled “Dangerous Caregivers”, the State of California failed to implement a 2006 law that required state regulators to establish a centralized database for background checks

According to a recently released report entitled “Dangerous Caregivers”, the State of California failed to implement a 2006 law that required state regulators to establish a centralized database for background checks that could prevent potential nursing home and neglect. Senate Bill 1759 required the Department of Social Services to set…

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Approximately thirty-one of sixty residents of Fountains Three Nursing Facility in Shiloh, Illinois have been taken to area hospitals exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including nausea and vomiting

Approximately thirty-one of sixty nursing home residents of Fountains Three Nursing Facility in Shiloh, Illinois have been taken to area hospitals exhibiting flu-like symptoms, including nausea and vomiting. While there are more than forty people inside the nursing home facility, the building has been placed on lock-down. According to the…

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In a rare move, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has assessed fines against three Iowa nursing home facilities for alleged whistleblower retaliation

Iowa has a mandatory reporter law, which specifically makes it a crime for caregivers not to report a suspected case of abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, the law is rarely enforced, making it easy for those to follow the law to be exposed to retaliation. Within the past five weeks, the…

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A former California nursing home administrator has been charged with kidnapping an 85 year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

Reportedly, Carnell Williams was moved into the home of Concepcion “Connie” Pinco Giron in approximately August 2008. Giron began cashing the pension and social security checks of Ms. Williams. Giron told a supervisor at Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she was the assistant administrator, that Williams was being transferred…

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Forty-six year old Gregory George was a resident at Wesley Healthcare Center, a nursing home facility located in Auburn, Indiana, until recently…

Forty-six year old Gregory George was a resident at Wesley Healthcare Center, a nursing home facility located in Auburn, Indiana, until recently. In January 2010, George alleges that caretakers at the facility “chose to drag me, drove me out of the county, dropped me off and left”. George was dropped…

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Eighteen year old Raymond Tillman, a suspected nursing home rape suspect, turned himself in after police officials released surveillance video of the suspect leaving the facility

Eighteen year old Raymond Tillman, a suspected nursing home rape suspect, turned himself in after police officials released surveillance video of the suspect leaving the facility. Reportedly, Tillman’s family members saw his image and immediately worked to convince him to turn himself in. Tillman was wanted in connection with a…

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