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DOT Shuts Down More Bus Companies

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has shut down three more bus companies for unsafe operations. Two of the orders came over the weekend. On Saturday, June 11, FMCSA ordered Michigan bus operator Roger Haines, who does business as Haines Tours, to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate passenger service, declaring…

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Elder Mother Found In Back Yard Shed

A 54 year old Florida man has been arrested for elder abuse after authorities discovered his 84 year old mother living in squalor in the man’s back yard shed.  The Florida Department of Children & Families is working to fine a safe home for the woman. The elderly woman was badly neglected living with no…

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$2 Million in Nursing Home Case

Florida’s Subacute Services Inc. has been ordered to pay $2million dollars for their role in the death of an 82 year old resident of Rockmart Nursing and Rehabilitation. The woman’s daughter brought a wrongful death suit against the nursing home and their management company believing that her mother’s care was neglected. Interestingly, the verdict was…

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Florida State Senator Calls for Further Investigation

A Florida state senator Nan Rich is calling for a state investigation into deaths at Assisted Living Facilities, a move inspired by the investigative report published by the Miami Herald. The report detailed some horrendous incidents of abuse and neglect and death in Florida nursing homes. Rich aims discover the state regulators played in these…

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Reactions to Nursing Home Investigative Report

The Miami Herald’s recent expose "Neglected to Death” has prompted many take notice of the nursing home conditions in Florida. The report listed a number of disturbing and unthinkable atrocities in the state’s nursing homes and found that “safeguards once hailed as the nation's best have been ignored in a spate of tragedies never before…

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Famous Actor Victimized by Stepchildren

Mickey Rooney, the well known actor, filed for restraining orders against his step children, claiming he and his wife have been victims of elder abuse.   He is now 90 years old, but once was an active performer from vaudeville to films opposite Judy Garland. He is a well-loved film icon. Now, he and his…

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Nursing Home Resident Attacked By Alligator

The Miami Herald’s investigation on the state’s nursing homes has unearthed some troubling stories, like what happened in 2004 at The Beckett Lake Lodge assisted living facility. They had a 75 year old patient who suffered dementia and more than once wandered off the premises. He had been found at a bank, and then condo…

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Nursing Home Operator Ran a “Prison Camp”

Sunshine Acres Loving Care and assisted living facility in Florida’s Panhandle was run like a “prison camp” with condition “not even fit for a dog.” The owner-operator, Bruce Hall would deny resident food and medicine, threaten with beatings, and force tranquilizers. Florida regulators tried to step in in 2004 only to be chased off the…

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Fifteen Citations for a Northern CA Nursing Home

The state of California has issued 15 citations to Olive Ridge Post Acute Care Skilled Nursing Facility in Oroville, CA.  They are accused of illegally moving out 14 residents early last year.  The residents in question were patients of Olive Ridge’s locked unit for patients with Alzheimer's, dementia, psychosis and other ailments.  They reportedly planed…

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Grotesque Neglect in Florida Nursing Homes

Reporters from the Miami Herald recently published an investigative report on nursing homes and assisted living facilities and found “grotesque neglect and outright abuse and awful deaths suffered by elderly and mentally disturbed residents.” They found in some cases residents had been denied medications, restrained illegally with ropes, and untreated wounds. In one instance, an…

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