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Treasure Coast Nursing Assistant Accused of Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman

Sabrina Lolo - Jan 7, 2020

A 25-year-old certified nursing assistant was arrested Monday for reportedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a nursing home. Christopher Alan Lacau, of Vero Beach, is facing three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on an elderly person, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.   Lacau forced the woman to perform oral sex three times between Dec. 16 and Dec....

'Disgruntled Employee' Poses as Nursing Home Administrator, Puts Residents at Risk

Jatar McGee (PHOTO CREDIT: WLWT) - Nov 20, 2019

A former nursing home employee is facing criminal charges after police said falsely identified herself as an administrator and risked putting patients at risk. Erin Chandler, 31, is charged with attempting to commit an offense. In September, she was suspended from Delhi Post Acute nursing home . While on suspension, police said she placed a call to Intelycare, a temp service agency...

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...
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