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November 2010

A New York nursing assistant was arrested on November 20 for reportedly sexually abusing an elderly nursing home resident under his care

Thirty-year-old Paul Scott was charged with sexual abuse in the first degree of a physically helpless person in the alleged sexual assault of a seventy-seven year-old female resident, who suffers from dementia. The alleged incident happened at Hawthorn Health Multicare Center and was reported by another employee. Scott pleaded not…

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Twenty year-old Christy Myranda Hardin-Simerly faces a charge of simple battery after apparently playing a prank on a nursing home resident

Reportedly, the eighty-three year-old resident of Calhoun Health Care, a nursing home facility in Calhoun, Georgia, was in her wheelchair when Hardin-Simerly spun her around several times after she was instructed to stop. Hardin-Simerly also allegedly put ice down the resident’s back. According to Public Information Officer Lt. Tony Pyle,…

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The recent case of a thirty-seven year old Belleville, Illinois nursing home employee being charged with identity theft has spotlighted a growing national problem

The recent case of a thirty-seven-year-old Belleville, Illinois nursing home employee being charged with identity theft has spotlighted a growing national problem. On November 12, 2010, Cynthia Hill was charged with two counts of aggravated identity theft by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. She is currently free on $50,000…

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Twenty-three year old Evan Fleming waited seven minutes before staff at DFW Nursing & Rehab began chest compressions after he stopped breathing. The delay cost Fleming his life

Twenty-three-year-old Evan Fleming waited seven minutes before staff at DFW Nursing & Rehab began chest compressions after he stopped breathing. The delay cost Fleming his life. Evan Fleming was severely injured in an August motor vehicle accident, when the car he was driving slammed into a metal pole. Fleming suffered…

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A Mount Olive, North Carolina assisted living facility, GlenCare of Mount Olive, has reportedly been cited for an outbreak of Hepatitis B at the facility that has killed five residents

Reportedly, eight residents have contracted the deadly virus since October 2010 and five have died. State health officials suspect that the virus may have been spread due to the nursing home’s neglect in using a single lancing device on multiple residents while monitoring glucose levels. According to the Division of…

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A Florida assisted living facility was fined $7,500 in a resident poisoning death after striking a deal with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration

Ninety-three year old Michael Gruen lived at Homewood Residence at Delray Beach and suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Gruen was found standing over a dishwasher detergent container on December 28, 2009. He apparently got into the kitchen early in the morning that day while staff members were caring for another…

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