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Wrongful Death Suit Against South Carolina Nursing Home Latest in Series of Negligence Claims

A man is suing Mount Pleasant Manor, a nursing home in South Carolina, for the death of his brother who was a resident there. The wrongful death suit alleges that nursing home negligence resulted in serious injuries to the resident, ultimately causing his death. While this is a serious claim against the nursing home, Mount… Read More

Miami Nursing Home Executive Convicted in $1 Billion Medicare Scheme

Florida businessman, Philip Esformes, has been convicted in a massive Medicare fraud scheme. The scheme defrauded Medicare over a billion dollars by taking advantage of vulnerable nursing home residents. Philip Esformes, a Miami Beach health care executive, was recently found guilty in the largest Medicare fraud case in history. Esformes ran his scheme for 18… Read More

Investigations Find VA Nursing Homes Have Poor Standard of Care

Concerns about the quality of care at VA nursing homes have prompted recent investigations, uncovering severe issues of neglect and abuse at these facilities. Although the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims to provide high-quality care, recent investigations discovered widespread abuse and mistreatment of veterans in VA nursing homes. Dozens of VA homes… Read More

Ohio Implements Mandatory Reporting on Elder Abuse

Ohio Implements Mandatory Elder Abuse Reporting

Ohio’s Adult Protective Services has changed their requirements for reporting suspected elder abuse. Several professionals and service people will now hold a legal responsibility to report suspected abuse to protect vulnerable elders from harm. New legislation in Ohio has expanded a list of individuals who are required by law to report suspected elder abuse. Certain… Read More

Massachusetts Attorney General

Massachusetts AG Announces Fines on 7 Nursing Homes for Deaths and Injuries

The Massachusetts Attorney General has had enough. In March, Attorney General Maura Healey imposed fines of $30,000 to $200,000 on seven Massachusetts nursing homes that inadvertently killed five residents through systemic failures. One of the victims was Betsy Crane, a woman who resided at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, MA. Betsy fell… Read More

Elite Miami Mogul Accused of $1 Billion Nursing Home Fraud

Elite Miami Mogul Accused of $1 Billion Nursing Home Fraud

It’s hard to imagine someone treating nursing home patients like livestock, herding them from one facility to the next for $1 billion in profit, but that’s precisely what mogul, Philip Esformes is accused of doing. Esformes is a businessman who lived a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle until the FBI arrested him for the country’s largest nursing… Read More

Nursing Home Employee Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison After Assaulting Resident

Stacy Williamson, the daughter of an 85-year-old woman assaulted at her Ohio nursing home, is asking the public to check on their loved ones in nursing homes daily. This warning comes after her mother, Leona Alexander, was violently assaulted by a nursing home staff member in March 2016. Alexander was admitted to Westmoreland… Read More

Negligence and Violence Incidents Show Crisis in Israel Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse in Israel’s nursing home system became a public crisis after three aides and a registered nurse were criminally charged with abuse and neglect on aging and helpless patients. This followed disclosure at the Naiot Kipat Hazahav nursing home in Haifa and a report by an investigative journalist published in Yedioth Ahronoth that identified severe… Read More

Hidden Camera in Massachusetts Nursing Home Captures Assault on 93-Year-Old Patient

The family of a 93-year-old dementia patient in a Sharon, Massachusetts nursing care home secretly installed a hidden video camera in the elderly lady’s room. The family members had suspicions their grandmother was being physically abused despite the senior’s ability to lucidly communicate. Fox25 News in Boston received a copy of… Read More