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John Bisnar

Nursing Homes Negligence Continues to Grow and Profit

Is there profit in negligent nursing home care?The number of nursing homes in Arizona with serious problems has grown considerably over the last two years, according to an Associated Press news report posted on the Tucson Citizen’s Web site. Last year, the report states, inspectors found 11 nursing homes were below standard – that’s 13 percent of the state’s nursing homes.Inspectors found that…

John Bisnar

Agency fines Hemet nursing home

The agency that oversees California nursing homes has fined a Hemet facility $75,000 in connection with a patient’s death. ManorCare Health Services in Hemet received an AA citation, which is the most severe under state law, on March 13, the article said. Evaluators from the California Department of Health Services found that an 83-year-old man died at a hospital on Jan. 13, 2006, seven days…

John Bisnar

Indiana nursing home could be placed on probation

Indiana health officials are considering placing a nursing home’s license on probation after a resident with Alzheimer’s disease accidentally died last month at the nursing homre, according to an Associated Press news report published in the Indianapolis Star. The Indiana State Department of Health also wants Bradner Village Health Care Center to hire a registered nurse consultant and a licensed…

John Bisnar

Lawsuit claims two nursing homes are deliberately understaffed

Two North San Diego County nursing homes are accused of providing substandard care to residents by keeping staff levels low to maximize profits, according to an article published in Saturday’s San Diego Union Tribune.The allegations are in a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court against Life Care Centers of America, the corporate parent of Life Care Center of Escondido and Life Care…

Chrissie Cole

12 Nursing Homes Accused of Abuse

Elder care facilities accused of abuse and fraud.Over a dozen nursing homes that are run by one of the biggest elder care providers in the country are accused of abuse and fraud in a class action lawsuit that was filed in Orange County Superior Court.The lawsuit accuses thirteen Southern California centers operated by Life Care Centers of America Inc, of having a long history of nursing home…

John Bisnar

Nursing Home Fined $100,000 In Man's Death

Owner also convicted of tax fraud. State health officials have fined a San Jose nursing home $100,000 – the highest fine allowed under state law – for substandard care that led to the October death of a 67-year-old man, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News.The fine was announced the same day that Jack Easterday, the president of Homewood Care Center’s parent company, was…

John Bisnar

Nursing Home Settles Extreme Patient Abuse Whistle-Blower Claim

$1.6 Million settlement included fraud allegation.Maxwell Manor nursing home admitted nursing home abuse, in settling a federal lawsuit. They admitted permitting routine sexual assaults, theft and improper medical care, as well as billing federal and state governments for care that was never administered, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.”It was an atrocious case,” said an attorney…

John Bisnar

Lawsuit Accuses Riverside Nursing Home of Neglect

Broken hip after repeated falls for a 81-year old grandmother.The granddaughter of a former Riverside nursing-home resident has sued the owners of Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside claiming her grandmother repeatedly was neglected and abused there, according to a Feb. 20 news report in the Riverside Press-Enterprise.Gegett A. Mike, of Montclair, alleged in her lawsuit that nursing home…

John Bisnar

Nursing Home Attempted Murder

Break-in at Costa Mesa nursing home.According to Costa Mesa’s Mesa Verde Convalescent Home they not only have had no formal complaints filed against their AAA rated, government certified nursing facility, in the last four years, but they offer such amenities as: bingo and ice cream; movies with popcorn; and smiling strolls. Unfortunately this nursing home doesn’t offer one important amenity and…