Sexual Assault

Employee compelled to testify in civil assault case against nursing home; leads to $7.5 million award

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A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $7.5 million to the family of a dementia patient who was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident of her nursing home.

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Genesis sued in resident sex assault case

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The family of a resident who authorities say was sexually assaulted at her Rhode Island facility is suing Genesis Healthcare on the grounds it could have done more to prevent the crime.

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Report slams nursing home sex abuse probes

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A television station's investigative team asserted Monday that nursing home sexual abuse incidents in Texas are not thoroughly investigated, and that state officials may not be doing enough to protect victims.

How to handle sexual assault allegations in long-term care

How to handle sexual assault allegations in long-term care

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In the most comfortable of circumstances, it can be difficult to discuss sexual assault. Mention it as an issue in long-term care, and even seasoned administrators wince.

Nursing home suspends black employees with pay following alleged resident sexual assault

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Officials at a Detroit-area nursing home suspended a number of black male employees after a female resident said she was raped by a black man, according to local reports.