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California Nursing Home Sued for Abuse and Neglect

Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stockton is facing two nursing home lawsuits alleging wrongful death, elder abuse and neglect. According to a report in the Stockton Record, the wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Orange County Superior Court by the son of Robert Lampkins, who died August 15,…

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Nursing Homes Posting Abusive Photos Of Elderly On Social Media

ProPublica has unearthed a horrifying trend. Based on their research, nursing home workers across the country are posting embarrassing and dehumanizing photos of elderly residents on social media networks such as Snapchat. ProPublica has located at least 16 cases involving photos on Snapchat that violate these vulnerable people’s privacy and…

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Audit Shows State Failed To Investigate Nursing Home Complaints

California’s Department of Public Health has failed to adequately investigate complaints made at nursing homes across the state, according to an audit released last week. According to a report in Kaiser Health News, the audit was requested after lawmakers got reports about a backlog of complaints about long-term care facilities.…

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Los Angeles County Health Department Stalled Nursing Home Investigations

A report by Kaiser Health News states that Los Angeles public health officials instructed their inspectors to close nursing home neglect and abuse cases without fully or properly investigating them. According to the report, officials did so as part of their effort to reduce the backlog of nursing home health…

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Deaths in Assisted Living Facilities Show Systemic Failures

An in-depth watchdog report on U-T San Diego examines numerous pages of state regulatory records which show that hundreds of seniors living in San Diego’s assisted living homes have suffered broken bones, deadly bed sores and have even been sexually assaulted in the facilities that promised them care and security.…

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Bay Area Nursing Home Fined in Patient Deaths

The California Department of Public Health has fined three Bay Area nursing homes a total of $200,000 for incidents of neglect that reportedly led to the deaths three residents. According to a news report in the San Jose Mercury News, the facility, formerly known as Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Bay…

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Law Would Require Nursing Homes to Report on Antipsychotic Drug Use

A new law is being proposed that will require nursing homes to submit a monthly report regarding the extent of antipsychotic medications being used at the facilities. According to a news report on McKnights.com, The Improving Dementia Care Treatment in Older Adults Act (S. 3604) was introduced this week by…

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Patients’ Nursing Home Lawsuit over Understaffing Reinstated by Appeals Court

A California appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against the owner of 16 care facilities in Alameda County stating that patients can sue these nursing homes for failing to meet the state’s nurse-staffing standards, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The owner of the nursing homes in question, Orange County-based Covenant…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Makes Allegations of Nursing Home Neglect

A man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home alleging that the assisted living facility neglected his elderly mother causing her death. According to a CBS news article, Ronald Corn filed a lawsuit in connection with the death of his mother Loretta Hooker. The lawsuit states that…