Resident Abuse

Coroner opens probe in nursing home death

A coroner's inquiry has been opened following the death of an 85-year-old resident of a southeast suburban St. Louis nursing home. The woman was reportedly discovered deceased early on March 12, strapped to a wheelchair at the bottom of a flight of stairs

Alzheimer's resident faces possible homicide charge in roommate death

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An 87-year old man with advanced Alzheimer's was being held this week under suspicion of beating a fellow Alzheimer's resident and roommate to death in a Lakewood, CO, assisted living facility.

Ask the legal expert ... about responding to abuse allegations

Ask the legal expert ... about responding to abuse allegations

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A family has accused one of our aides of abuse. We investigated the accusation and determined it's not true, but the family keeps making accusations and wants her arrested. What can we do to protect our employee and ourselves?

Tackling resident-on-resident abuse

Tackling resident-on-resident abuse

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While at a post office recently, I watched a woman cut in line to demand the clerk fix the automated posting machine. A fight broke out between her and the man at the front of the line: Voices were raised, threats were issued and I kept my hand on my phone, waiting to dial 911 if violence erupted.