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Lawmakers Propose Stiffer Nursing Home Inspection Requirements But...

Ryan Mills - Feb 27, 2020

Two Florida lawmakers who have proposed legislation that would reduce the number of mandated inspections at nursing homes with major violations have updated their bills to require more oversight. But if the legislation passes, nursing homes that harm patients or put their lives in jeopardy would still receive fewer mandated inspections than they do today. Currently, the Florida Agency...

Husband Alleges Neglect Killed His Wife

Lindsey Basye, Andy Pierrotti - Feb 23, 2020

A Georgia nursing home once criticized for allowing an elderly woman to die from a scabies infestation is back in the spotlight. The latest complaints come from a widower, whose wife lived at the facility, and a former nursing home manager. Frances Palmer moved into Shepherd Hills Nursing Home in LaFayette, Georgia in the summer of 2018. In the time she lived there, her husband Jim,...

Nursing Homes with Serious Violations Could Receive Fewer Inspections under Florida Bills

Ryan Mills - Feb 14, 2020

A patient at a Central Florida nursing home near The Villages died after being left out in the sun for three hours. Another was rushed to a Melbourne emergency room after staff administered anti-psychotic medications at 80 times the prescribed dose. And at a nursing home between Gainesville and St. Augustine, one patient died after staff waited five minutes before starting...

State: Putnam County Nursing Home Has Violations that Warrant it Finding a New Owner

Robert Bradfield - Feb 13, 2020

The Crestwood Nursing Center is open and operating, but the state says it found deficiencies that could cause ‘serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident.’ A 54-page report reveals at least one incident where a patient died after a 5-minute delay on starting CPR when they were found unresponsive.  “We want the residents to get good care....

Man Arrested in Connection with Nursing Home Homicide

Will Greenlee (PHOTO CREDIT: TC Palm) - Feb 3, 2020

A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the homicide last month of a patient at Tiffany Hall Nursing & Rehab Center. William Hawkins, who has listed addresses in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder after officials linked him to the Jan. 5 death of Robert W. Morell, 95, according to records and Assistant...
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