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State: Rastelle Manor ALF in Daytona Beach Must Find New Owners or Close

Nikki Ross - Aug 15, 2019

Over the past five years, the Rastelle Manor assisted-living facility on Ridgewood Avenue has racked up $36,000 in fines from the state and has been cited for multiple deficiencies and complaints. In July, it all caught up with the facility’s owners. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which is responsible for the licensing and regulation of Florida’s Health...

Two Armed Men Rob Nursing Home in Broad Daylight

Nicole Sanders - Aug 3, 2019

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery duo who allegedly robbed at north St. Louis nursing home at gunpoint.  Just past 2 p.m. Friday, detectives said two men, dressed in Stericycle employee uniforms, entered the administrative office at Northview Village  Nursing and Rehab Center on N. Kingshighway. The suspects pointed a gun at an employee and...

Family Sets Up Hidden Camera in Nursing Home, Catches Man Sexually Assaulting Resident

Michael Spears - Aug 2, 2019

A man is behind bars after authorities say he raped a disabled woman in a nursing home where he worked. A hidden camera caught a nursing assistant sexually assaulting a woman multiple times in Seattle.  Nshimiyiana Hamzat is charged with second degree rape.  According to court documents, 29-year-old Nshimiyiana Hamzat, nursing assistant at Foss Home and Village Nursing Home in...

Who Takes Care of Mom and Dad in the Nursing Home?

Ted Sherman and Susan Livio - Jul 15, 2019

His last days were ones of misery. Robert Gunkel, once an intimidating figure with a grip of steel, was all but bed-bound in the New Jersey nursing home where he spent the final weeks of his life. Weakened after a risky operation to remove a cyst pressing on the right side of his brain, the 87-year-old Korean War veteran could no longer stand. Those caring for him were supposed to turn...

Concerns Raised About New Owners of Wanaque Nursing Home Where 11 Children Died

Lindy Washburn - Jul 2, 2019

A Democratic state senator is urging New Jersey to prevent new owners from taking over the Wanaque nursing home where 11 children died last fall.   Former Gov. Richard Codey, a Montclair Democrat, expressed his “deep concerns” about the sale in a letter to the state health commissioner, asking for a “full investigation” before the license of the...
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