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Plea deal offered in Pandora nursing home death

OTTAWA — The final nursing employee charged in the death of a resident in January appeared in the Putnam County Court of Common Pleas Thursday for a final pre-trial hearing before facing a jury trial. Megan E. Schnipke, 31, of Columbus Grove, was m… Read More
‘It’s Almost Like a G…

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

ITHACA, N.Y. — Most nursing homes had fewer nurses and caretaking staff than they had reported to the government for years, according to new federal data, bolstering the long-held suspicions of many families that staffing levels were often inadequa… Read More
Why court battle waged by…

Why court battle waged by families of Anthony Sowell victims matters to us all: Andrea Simakis

LEVELAND, Ohio – On September 17, Joanne Moore will get her day in court. “It’s taken so long,” she says. Eight years. But it’s worth the wait. Because it’s for Janice. In a 2010 lawsuit, Moore argued cops and pros… Read More

New York Times Article Confirms Consumer Voice Concerns about Nursing Home Staffing Levels and Data

The New York Times article, ‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years, substantiates Consumer Voice’s long-standing concern about the inaccuracy of previous staffing information based on self-report… Read More

Woman was outside nursing home 8 hours before dying in cold

TOLEDO, OHIO — A nursing home resident with dementia and a history of wandering off was outside in temperatures hovering around zero for about eight hours before staff members noticed she was missing and found her dead from hypothermia, a state i… Read More

Woman with dementia was outside Ohio nursing home 8 hours before dying in cold

A nursing home resident with dementia and a history of wandering off was outside in temperatures hovering around zero for about eight hours before staff members noticed she was missing and found her dead from hypothermia, a state investigation found.… Read More

Elopement Can Lead to Serious Injury

What is elopement?  The word evokes an image of two people running off and getting married.  However, in the context of a nursing home, elopement is when a resident leaves the nursing home unaccompanied.  This could lead to very serious consequenc… Read More
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When nursing homes dump some patients to make more money

As NPR reported, “Nationwide, eviction is the leading complaint about nursing homes. In California last year, more than 1,500 nursing home residents complained that they were discharged involuntarily. That’s an increase of 73 percent since 20… Read More

Forced Arbitration Prevents Nun from being able to Sue after being Raped.

Back in 2011, when Morissette first came to Chateau Vestavia, she had signed the facility’s standard admissions contract. Buried in pages of terms and conditions was what is known as a pre-dispute binding arbitration agreement. By signing it, the e… Read More

Forced Arbitration’s Lethal Consequence

Journalists examining the eight nursing home deaths at Florida’s Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during Hurricane Irma have begun exploring who’s at fault for this entirely preventable tragedy. But actually, we may never understand the f… Read More

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