Category: Nursing Home Abuse

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

Sacramento Nursing Home Hit With $42.5 Million Verdict in Abuse Lawsuit

Eskaton FountainWood, a Sacramento nursing home, is being held responsible for its direct role in the abuse and subsequent death of resident Barbara Lovenstein. Barbara died due to health complications from being routinely drugged with Ativan by Eskaton FountainWood’s staff. The jury sided with the plaintiff’s family, finding that Eskaton FountainWood must pay $42.5 Million… 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

What to Know About Reporting Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

What to Know About Reporting Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

If you have evidence that someone is facing nursing home abuse or neglect, act immediately. Whether you’re a caregiver, loved one or resident, reporting nursing home abuse quickly protects the victim from further harm. In a nursing home where several people are involved in the care of residents, it’s easy for signs of abuse and… Read More

What to Know Before Filing Nursing Home Abuse Claims

What to Know Before Filing Nursing Home Abuse Claims

If your loved one is facing nursing home abuse or neglect and you’re ready to take legal action, it’s important to be prepared. Filing nursing home abuse claims correctly and providing accurate information will help investigators determine the best way to protect your loved one and seek justice. People enter nursing homes hoping to receive… Read More

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Fail to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

Investigation Finds Georgia Facilities Failing to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

A recent investigation revealed the Department of Health and Human Services fined six Georgia facilities for failure to report cases of sexual abuse in nursing homes and protect its residents against sexual crimes. Underreporting of Sexual Abuse in Georgia Nursing Homes In at least half of the nursing homes investigated, the unreported sexual abuse occurred… 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

Financial Abuse Impacts Caregiver Life Savings

Financial abuse against seniors is a chronic problem causing devastation to families who are left to support their elderly loved ones. This is not just an anecdotal claim. A new survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has procured some compelling evidence regarding the significant impact of past elder financial abuse cases. Read More