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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 NPR 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>


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 >>

Woodmere Nurses Ignored Patient

Four nurses at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center charged for a "shocking level of neglect and mistreatment," the AG said. Four nurses at a Five Towns health and rehabilitation center were charged Wednesday with falsifying medical records that led to a disabled patient injuring himself, according to the State Attorney General. Click here to read the full article Read More >>

Center for Public Integrity Releases Analysis of Widespread Inaccuracies in Reported Nursing Home Staffing Information

The Center for Public Integrity has released an analysis showing large-scale discrepancies in the nurse staffing information self-reported by nursing homes on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Nursing Home Compare website. By comparing staffing information contained in cost reports nursing homes make annually to the state-federal Medicaid program and staffing data reported on Nursing Read More >>

‘They killed my father’: Shock videos show home health aides abuse 99-year-old Staten Island man, lawsuit says

Peter Mazza, 99, died in June, weeks after none of his aides helped him after he broke bones when he suffered a fall at his Oakwood home. The grandfather to 13 wanted to spend the rest of his days at his home, but was abused by health aides who failed to keep him safe, family members say. A 99-year-old Staten Island man was still living at home, headed toward his 100th birthday — until hired Read More >>

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