This curated news feed of stories related to nursing home and long-term care around the country includes articles and reports from media outlets and press releases from Families for Better Care.

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123 Have Unexpectedly Died in Nursing Homes, but Arizona Still Gives Them Top grades

Ethan Millman, Molly Stellino, Erica Block and Megan Boyanton - Aug 24, 2019

For Curtis Simmons, it was to have been a short rehab stay at the Arizona State Veteran Home in 2015 after routine back surgery. But his daughter Lauren found him groggy, and said the staff seemed uncertain about what medications they’d given him. Soon after, on Christmas Eve, the 65-year-old Vietnam veteran was dead — the direct result of a high dose of morphine, according to...

State: Rastelle Manor ALF in Daytona Beach Must Find New Owners or Close

Nikki Ross - Aug 15, 2019

Over the past five years, the Rastelle Manor assisted-living facility on Ridgewood Avenue has racked up $36,000 in fines from the state and has been cited for multiple deficiencies and complaints. In July, it all caught up with the facility’s owners. Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which is responsible for the licensing and regulation of Florida’s Health...

Two Armed Men Rob Nursing Home in Broad Daylight

Nicole Sanders - Aug 3, 2019

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery duo who allegedly robbed at north St. Louis nursing home at gunpoint.  Just past 2 p.m. Friday, detectives said two men, dressed in Stericycle employee uniforms, entered the administrative office at Northview Village  Nursing and Rehab Center on N. Kingshighway. The suspects pointed a gun at an employee and...

Family Sets Up Hidden Camera in Nursing Home, Catches Man Sexually Assaulting Resident

Michael Spears - Aug 2, 2019

A man is behind bars after authorities say he raped a disabled woman in a nursing home where he worked. A hidden camera caught a nursing assistant sexually assaulting a woman multiple times in Seattle.  Nshimiyiana Hamzat is charged with second degree rape.  According to court documents, 29-year-old Nshimiyiana Hamzat, nursing assistant at Foss Home and Village Nursing Home in...

Who Takes Care of Mom and Dad in the Nursing Home?

Ted Sherman and Susan Livio - Jul 15, 2019

His last days were ones of misery. Robert Gunkel, once an intimidating figure with a grip of steel, was all but bed-bound in the New Jersey nursing home where he spent the final weeks of his life. Weakened after a risky operation to remove a cyst pressing on the right side of his brain, the 87-year-old Korean War veteran could no longer stand. Those caring for him were supposed to turn...
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