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  • North Carolina assisted living facility workers accused of running dementia resident fight club

    10/15/2019 4:53:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    Three employees at a North Carolina assisted living facility were arrested after police said they ran a fight club with elderly residents with dementia battling it out against each other. The women were accused in court documents of watching, filming and even encouraging a fight between a 70-year-old woman and a 73-year-old woman at the Danby House assisted living and memory-care facility in Winston-Salem, Fox 8 High Point and other local media reported.
  • 3 women accused of running fight club with dementia patients

    10/15/2019 11:53:25 AM PDT · by Drastic · 20 replies
    Mega Philly ^ | 10-15-19 | Mira B
    Now they don't have to worry about anyone talking about the Fight Club because their members naturally forget them. Three employees at the Danby House assisted living facility started an upper ground version of Fight Club that comes with a twist; dementia patients are their members. Marilyn Latish McKey, 32; Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20; Taneisha Deshawn Jordan, 26, have been charged for elder abuse and have been arrested accordingly. The report was filed in June after the appropriately named fight club leaders were accused of fighting one another and encouraging patients to fight each other. These are people whose bones...
  • Horrifying footage shows 55-year-old man being beaten with a belt 30 TIMES by staff at care home...

    05/13/2019 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 13, 2019 | DM REPORTER
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying footage shows 55-year-old man being beaten with a belt 30 TIMES by staff at care home who also let other residents attack him A horrifying video has captured the moment a 55-year-old mentally disabled man was beaten at his care home in Georgia. The disturbing footage shows staff members punching Joey Cason in the face and repeatedly hitting him. One staff member at the Total Care facility is seen beating Cason with a belt 30 times while he cowers in the corner in fear before falling to the ground in tears. Surveillance video also captured staff punching...
  • Woman Comatose For a Decade Gives Birth Unexpectedly, Police Launch Sexual Assault Investigation

    01/05/2019 6:44:56 PM PST · by kathsua · 62 replies ^ | Jan 4, 2019 | Evie Fordham
    A woman who has been comatose for at least a decade gave birth in a Phoenix nursing facility Dec. 29, sparking a police investigation into possible sexual abuse. Her caretakers had no idea the woman was pregnant “until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with the situation told CBS 5. “From what I’ve been told she was moaning. And they didn’t know what was wrong with her,” the source told CBS 5. The baby boy is healthy, but the mother remains in a vegetative state caused by a near-drowning incident years ago. The patient had around the...
  • De Blasio Fires Investigations Chief, Citing Abuse of Power

    11/19/2018 2:59:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/16/2018 | William K. Rashbaum and William Neuman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday took the extraordinary step of firing his embattled investigations commissioner, Mark G. Peters, the culmination of a fierce rivalry between the two powerful men. It was a rare and consequential action by a mayor to remove an investigations commissioner: The position is understood to come with a large degree of independence that allows impartial scrutiny of all areas of government, including the executive branch.
  • Elder Abuse is a Growing Concern, says AMAC

    10/13/2018 8:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | October 11, 2018 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC – As the population ages, incidents of elder abuse increase, according to the World Health Organization. WHO estimates that almost 17% of seniors 60 years of age and older have experienced some form of abuse over the past 12 months. “Nearly 42 million residents of the U.S. are 60 years old. That means more than seven million seniors were ill-treated by caregivers, family members and even friends last year. But, the alarming fact is that segment of the population is growing exceptionally fast. In fact, each day 10,000 more citizens turn 65. The Census Bureau estimates that by...
  • White House call kicked off criminal investigation of H.R. McMaster Sr.'s death

    06/06/2018 4:34:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Harold Brubaker,
    A call from the White House to the Philadelphia Police Department kicked off a criminal investigation into the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village, according to testimony Tuesday ---SNIP--- One of three nursing assistants scheduled to work the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift that started on April 12 was two hours late for work and then took a two-hour nap during the shift, Piper alleged, limiting the amount of care available for the 39 patients on the first floor of Cathedral Village’s rehabilitation wing. Because McMaster had four falls between 9:45 p.m. on April...
  • Nurse charged in death of H. R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village

    05/10/2018 11:19:35 AM PDT · by katnip · 31 replies ^ | 05/10/2018 | Harold Brubaker
    The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Thursday charged a licensed practical nurse with involuntary manslaughter in the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. in the nursing home at Cathedral Village, in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Christann S. Gainey, 30, was also charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and tampering with records for allegedly failing to provide appropriate care to McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., after he fell in his room and hit his head, according to an eight-page criminal complaint.
  • Care home hires pole dancers to keep elderly residents entertained

    02/22/2018 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 22 Feb 2018 Read more: | Joe Roberts
    A care home has hired pole dancers to keep its elderly residents entertained. Pictures from the latest performance show residents watching the dancers acrobatically spin around a metal pole in sports bras and knickers. It’s been branded ‘inappropriate’ by local councillors, who said they were ‘staggered’ by the choice of entertainment. But bosses at Fairmile Grange home in Christchurch, Dorset, defended its decision to hire the dancers, the youngest being 10-years-old. Izzy Nicholls, operations and quality director for Encore Care Homes, which runs Fairmile Grange, said: ‘At Fairmile Grange, relatives and residents requested more modern-style activities.However, Councillor Peter Hall said...
  • Murder charge filed after nurses caught laughing at WWII vet gasping for breath

    02/22/2018 9:23:05 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 February 2018 | Matt Zarrell
    Two Georgia nurses and an aide have been indicted in the death of an elderly World War II veteran after they were caught on camera laughing as the man gasped for air and pleaded for help. The video, which was taken February 27, 2014, showed Dempsey gasping for air and calling for help more than six times before losing consciousness. After finding Dempsey unresponsive at 5:28 a.m., nurses waited nearly an hour to call 911 at 6:25 a.m. Nursing supervisor Wanda Nuckles testified at a deposition that when she discovered Dempsey was not breathing she rushed to his room, took...
  • WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

    11/18/2017 3:33:42 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WXIA-TV [GA] ^ | 18 Novemer 2017 | WXIA-TV
    A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died. The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
  • Fire ravages West Chester nursing home, forces evacuation, prompts massive response (

    11/17/2017 5:10:34 AM PST · by ConservativeWarrior · 15 replies ^ | 11/17/2017 | Mari A. Schaefer & Francisco Delgado
    A five-alarm fire ravaged a large nursing home complex in West Chester late Thursday night into Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 residents into 40-degree temperatures and sending an unknown number to area hospitals. At a 6:30 a.m. briefing, officials would not provide information about casualties, including whether anyone was dead or missing. They only reported that the fire was declared under control at 1:22 a.m. and that the cause is under investigation. There were no reported injuries among firefighters. Hours after the inferno at the Barclay Friends facility was declared under control, firefighters poured water on...
  • A Creative Calendar from a Retirement Home

    A German Retirement Community Did A Calendar Where Seniors Amazingly Recreated Famous Movie Scenes. The Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, Germany, made what is probably the best calendar ever with a few of their seniors.According to German press, 5,000 calendars were printed. And, they were given out to residents of the senior center, along with relatives and staff.The calendar models were interviewed about the project and said it was a ton of fun to dress up as their favorite actors.The shoot was done with professional stylists and photographers to make sure everything looked as cool as possible.The oldest senior involved...
  • Hurricane Harvey: Photo of Texas nursing home residents in waist-deep water prompts rescue

    08/28/2017 4:39:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies
    GMA via Yahoo ^ | August 27, 2017 | MERIDITH McGRAW and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN
    A startling image of elderly women in a Texas nursing home surrounded by waist-deep flood waters, covered by blankets and sopping wet personal items stunned viewers on social media Sunday morning and prompted an emergency evacuation of the facility. Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark told ABC News that 20-25 residents at La Vita Bella Nursing home were safely evacuated from the flooded building in Dickinson. David Popoff, the city’s emergency management coordinator told Galveston County Daily News they were rescued by helicopter. Timothy McIntosh, whose mother-in-law owns the nursing home, posted the photo and pleaded for emergency help.
  • Kirkersville shooter had long history of abuse against women

    05/13/2017 10:06:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    nvestigators said Hartless, 43, briefly took two passers-by hostage in the woods behind the Pine Kirk Care Center at 205 E. Main St. in Kirkersville before killing the village police chief, Steven Eric DiSario, as he responded to a report of a man with a gun. After shooting DiSario, Hartless stormed into the nursing home and shot Marlina Medrano, 46, an ex-girlfriend who worked there as a nurse, and Cindy Krantz, 48, a nurse aide. Hartless also was found dead inside the home. Medrano had given Hartless chance after chance, but she reported in court documents as recently as a...
  • Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

    05/13/2017 1:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KOTV-TV ^ | May 13, 2017 | The Associated Press
    KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Ohio police chief and two employees of a nursing home. Law enforcement officials searched two vehicles and a home following Friday's killings in Kirkersville, a village of about 500 residents roughly 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus....
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • Nurse Charged With 8 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder After Euthanizing Nursing Home Patients

    10/26/2016 4:45:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Alex Schadenberg
    Southwestern Ontario is shocked by the revelation of allegations that a nurse was responsible for 8 deaths in care homes in Woodstock and London Ontario. As shocking as it is that Elizabeth Wettlaufer, 49, of Woodstock; has been charged with 8 counts of first degree murder in what is being defined as possibly the worst case of a seriel killer in Canadian history, we need to demand that an in-depth investigation be done into every care home in Canada, especially now that euthanasia and assisted suicide are now legal. We should mourn the deaths of James Silcox (84), Maurice (Moe)...
  • My dad had a stroke (Update at 82)

    04/14/2016 12:45:33 AM PDT · by Califreak · 83 replies
    Califreak ^ | 4/12/16 | Califreak
    My dad had a stroke 22 years ago that eventually left him permanently disabled. He had another one Sunday before last. He was in the hospital for three days then they shipped him off to rehab in a nursing home. I was somewhat concerned because he was already completely disabled on his left side and the most recent incident weakened his right side as well. While he was at the hospital, I fed him meals a few times. He could feed himself before this happened but he seemed to be having difficulty picking up his sandwich or using a fork...
  • Nursing home money must be divided evenly among union, nonunion facilities (Ct corruption)

    07/07/2015 9:31:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | 07/07/2015 | Mike Savino
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration will need to recalculate how it divides additional money in the budget for nursing homes to ensure the allocations comply with federal law. . . . (Rep) Wood questioned why the state would give an additional $9 million to 60 unionized homes across the state, while the 170 facilities that aren’t unionized would need to share the remaining $4 million.