This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.
Nursing Home Employee Allegedly Took and Shared Photos of Dead Residents
Doha Madani (PHOTO CREDIT: Google Maps) - Nov 7, 2019
A woman who worked at a Pennsylvania nursing home allegedly took and distributed photos of residents who died. Stephanie Thomas, 28, is facing three abuse of a corpse misdemeanor charges after she admitted taking the photos to an officer, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. The case was referred to police in September after an anonymous letter was sent to the Berks Heim...
88-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted at Hillcrest Nursing Home
Allison Horn - Nov 5, 2019
San Diego Police announced Tuesday the arrest of a man suspected of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in a nursing home in Hillcrest. Detectives took Lusean Arline, 48, into custody Monday for the crime which occurred Oct. 27. Police did not release the name of the nursing home, but administrators with Balboa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center confirmed with 10 News the attack happened in...
Florida May Crack Down on Assisted Living Facilities After All
Elizabeth Koh (PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Beth Bennett | South Florida Sun Sentinel) - Nov 5, 2019
A bill that would have given assisted living facilities weeks, rather than days, to report adverse incidents like death or abuse was amended Tuesday to restore existing stricter requirements, after elder advocates warned the change could leave residents in harm’s way. The bill, which makes several other changes to state statutes governing assisted living facilities, would have removed...
Troubled Rastelle Manor Assisted Living Facility in Daytona Beach Closed
Nikki Ross (PHOTO CREDIT: Daytona Beach News Journal) - Oct 18, 2019
Rastelle Manor Assisted Living Facility, which has been fined for “deplorable” conditionsand was the subject of multiple calls to local law enforcement regarding dangerous residents and other issues, has officially shut its doors. On Friday, Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration spokesman Patrick Manderfield said Rastelle Manor’s administrator reported that the...
Is Avoiding Paperwork More Vital Than Elders’ Safety?
Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board (PHOTO CREDIT: Tampa Bay Times) - Oct 16, 2019
Florida ranks first in the nation for residents at least 65 years old, and the number of seniors continues to grow. Yet a state senator wants to close the lid on key reports involving residents of assisted living facilities who die or are seriously injured. There is no good reason to withhold this information, and the Legislature should stand firmly on the side of Florida’s seniors and...