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Dept. Of Health & Human Services Audit Shows Nursing Home Sexual & Physical Assault Is Underreported

More than 25% of possible physical and sexual abuse against nursing home residents apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that cites Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring notification immediately. Click here to read the Newsday Article Read More >>

Licensed Home Health Aide Accused of Beating Elderly Veteran in Her Care

Island Home Care Agency licensed home health aid and practical nurse Areatha L. Pickens accused of beating elderly paraplegic Theodore Darden. Click here to see the exclusive News 4 story. Read More >>

Long Island Nurse is Sentenced for Filing False Records

Riadel Manzano, a former director of nursing at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center  was sentenced after being convicted of a felony for filing false records. She provided a New York State Department of Health investigator with false records showing that the Woodmere nursing staff adequately monitored a resident who sustained serious injuries after falling repeatedly. Click here to Read More >>

Family receives $1.13 million in Long Term Care wrongful death suit

McKnight's Emily Mongan, Staff Writer A New York long-term care facility will pay $1.13 million to the family of a resident who says the neglect led to their loved one's death, a jury ruled last week. Edward Gardner was moved into Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse, NY, in June 2011 for rehabilitation following a heart attack. Gardner's family claims during his Read More >>

Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and ROBERT GEBELOFF OCTOBER 31, 2015 On Page 5 of a credit card contract used by American Express, beneath an explainer on interest rates and late fees, past the details about annual membership, is a clause that most customers probably miss. If cardholders have a problem with their account, American Express explains, the company “may elect to resolve any claim Read More >>

How N.Y.’s Biggest For-Profit Nursing Home Group Flourishes Despite a Record of Patient Harm

Charlie Stewart was looking forward to getting out of the nursing home in time for his 60th birthday. On his planned release day, in late 2012, the Long Island facility instead called Stewart’s wife to say he was being sent to the hospital with a fever. When his wife, Jeanne, met him there, the stench of rotting flesh made it difficult to sit near her husband. The small wounds on his right foot Read More >>

Administrator takes plea in nursing home death

RIVERHEAD - A former top administrator at a Medford nursing home admitted Friday to covering up the death of a woman at the facility. In 2012, 72-year-old Aurelia Rios died after prosecutors say workers at Medford Multicare Center ignored several alarms, and failed to hook the woman up to a ventilator. David Fielding admitted that he withheld the alarm log from two separate investigations Read More >>

Nurse admits covering up sexual abuse, neglect at Herkimer nursing home

Syracuse, N.Y. -- A nurse has pleaded guilty to covering up sexual abuse and neglect at a nursing home in Herkimer County. The guilty plea by Nicolle Wagner-Stinson, former director of Mohawk Valley Health Care Center in Ilion, to two counts of tampering with evidence was announced by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. "The neglect shown by senior leadership at this facility is Read More >>

3 WORKERS AT FAR ROCKAWAY NURSING HOME CHARGED WITH ABUSE

FAR ROCKAWAY, NY (WABC) --Three workers at a Queens nursing home were arrested for allegedly abusing patients. Authorities say the abuse happened at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. Two nurses and a nurse's aide were reportedly caught on camera by the facility's surveillance system either abusing the patients or doing nothing to Read More >>

Queens nursing home workers accused of abusing patient

Nurses Abuse Patient at Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queens A trio of medical professionals allegedly abused a disabled patient at a Queens nursing home and neglected to treat him as he lay on the floor bleeding from his head for more than 20 minutes. Video surveillance footage obtained by the Daily News caught one of them heartlessly dragging the patient across a floor and Read More >>