It seems that all too often we hear about a family member who has physically or financially abused an elderly parent or relative. It may start out innocent enough, with the family member...
We have a case that involves a resident’s fall at a (physical) rehabilitation center and, unfortunately, the resident’s ultimate below knee amputation. The basis of the claim is that the...
The Nisqually Valley Care Center in McKenna, Washington is being sued by the daughter of a resident (Florence Pierpoint, 79) who reportedly died after being given a morphine overdose when staff did not follow her doctor's instructions about pain medication.While prosecutors declined to file criminal charges, the nursing home received a citation in connection with her death because the staff...
We've written before about abuse in nursing homes and other facilities for our parents and grandparents. But abuse can affect our children and grandchildren too. In Washington, persons caring for (1) children to whom they are nott related for (2) a fee must be licensed. Unfortunately unlicensed day-care facilities are operating across the State.If a day-care is unlicensed there are no stated...
Adult family homes, nursing homes and similar facilities care for some of our most important family members and friends. We have a shared responsiblity to make sure they treat our loved-ones with the care and respect they deserve. Against this backdrop, troubling news out of Everett about a species of abuse:The license of a Marysvillle adult family home has been revoked by the state, alleging...
A former worker at the Kingston Commons Nursing Home is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a patient at the home. The victim is 90-years-old and suffers from advanced dementia and is unable to communicate. "It's horrible. It's a disgusting case, but yes, it is it's very important. We're going to do the best job we can and we're going to, we're going to let the wheels of justice keep...
Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside is being sued by the family of a former resident for abuse they allege happened there. The resident was given physical therapy for 10 days for knee pain when in fact she has a broken hip and required surgery. While at the hospital for treatment is was found she had other signs of poor care, including bed sores."It's our theory that they're understaffed -...
We see and hear about horrific abuse targeting the elderly, ranging from scams to neglect. One local case came to light in 2005, and it was a stomach turning investigation. A 75-year old Kirkland woman died after living in filthy conditions. Her daughter was convicted of neglect. Washington law provides substantial protection for vulnerable adults. These adults include--but are not limited...
Many of our closest friends and cherished relatives live in nursing homes. We place our trust in the caregivers. When caregivers violate that trust, they need to face the consequences. And so must their employers. The headline read: "Nurse Surprised to Face Charges". The story indicated that the nurse charged with killing her 88-year-old patient by neglect said Tuesday that she followed the...
Last week the press announced that the family of a 76-year-old Longview woman, who died after suffering a head injury from a fall in a nursing home and being left undiagnosed for more than two days, will receive a nearly $1.9 million settlement.According to court documents, the woman was admitted to the Evergreen Frontier nursing home in January 2004 for rehabilitation from a stroke, where she...
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