Category Archives: Nursing Home Abuse

Government Inspectors Testify That Nursing Homes Need To Stop Over-Prescribing Antipsychotics

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, the United States Senate held important hearings on the issue of elderly nursing home residents being improperly prescribed antipsychotics for dementia.  According to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, almost 15% of all … Continue reading

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Recent Nursing Home Abuse News From Kentucky And Around The Country

According to a recent report, a nurse at an Illinois nursing home was charged with criminal neglect of an elderly person, after allegedly withholding an 83-year-old resident’s medications. Prosecutors in Madison County, Illinois claim that Trudy Eller, a nurse at … Continue reading

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Physical and Chemical Restraints Harm Nursing Home Resident More Than They Help

In a November 10, 2011 editorial, Dr. John Morley, the Director of Geriatrics at St. Louis University, provided further evidence that physical and chemical restraints harm elderly patients more than they help. Currently, physical and chemical restraints are used on … Continue reading

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Former Eastern Kentucky Personal Care Home Administrator Pleads Guilty To Theft Charges

On November 2, 2011, The Courier-Journal reported that James F. (“Chum”) Tackett, the former administrator of a eastern Kentucky personal care home, pleaded guilty to state criminal charges that he stole over $300,000.00 meant for residents, many of who were … Continue reading

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