In September, a new state law takes effect that will make it more difficult for nursing homes cited for serious repeat violations to avoid hefty fines from regulators.
Texas does not do well by the more than 93,000 elderly and disabled people who depend on the services of nursing homes for their daily care.
A 60-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly videotaping two women in the bathroom of an assisted-living facility in New Braunfels, according to court documents and the New Braunfels Police Department.
CBS19 Investigates looked at nursing homes in Tyler and Longview and found countless citations detailing inappropriate touching, negligence and malnourished residents. Each home is still in operation.
Two nursing home residents were bludgeoned to death inside their room at Lexington Place Nursing Home in Houston.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is currently investigating Zoe’s Place after complaints surfaced of lack of air conditioning and an insect infestation.
Regency Manor Healthcare Center is under investigation after a resident was found dead while under its care.
A warning for those with a loved one in a nursing home. Common medications used to treat mental illness can be deadly for older people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
Today, Brian Lee, Executive Director of Families for Better Care, applauded Governor Greg Abbott for signing Senate Bill 304 into law, calling passage of the commonly referred “nursing home three strikes you’re out” bill a “great step forward” for residents.