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Lighter may have caused fatal nursing home fire
January 4th, 2006 (woodtv.com)
ISHPEMING, Mich. A state official says a cigarette lighter likely caused a
fire last month that killed two residents of an Upper Peninsula nursing
Mary Hess of the Michigan Department of Community Health says the lighter is
believed to be the cause but can't be confirmed.
Nursing Home Company Accepts Sweetened Offer
From Associated Press - August 25th, 2005 (latimes.com)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Nursing home operator Beverly Enterprises Inc. said
Wednesday that it accepted a sweetened takeover bid from North American Senior
Care Inc. that values the company at more than $1.9 billion and narrowly tops a
counteroffer made last week by a rival bidder.
Second nursing home resident dies after wheelchair accident
August 27th, 2005 (timesleader.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A nursing home resident died five days after his wheelchair
rolled down a steep driveway outside the facility, the second such death at the
home this year.
Paul Miller, 80, died Monday after suffering internal injuries when was he
thrown from a wheelchair outside the Villa Teresa skilled nursing facility in
Lower Paxton Township on Aug. 17.
Nursing home faces suit
August 24th, 2005 (chicagotribune.com)
A Tinley Park nursing home's negligence resulted in an elderly resident
contracting flesh-eating bacteria that landed her in hospice care, the woman's
brother charged in a lawsuit filed Monday.
State releases report on nursing home where resident choked to death
August 8th, 2005 (10nbc.com)
Jennifer Matthew nursing home, Rochester, NY- An 81-year-old Alzheimer’s
resident died after choking in the dining room. Instead of immediately
administering the Heimlich maneuver, staff first took him to his room where he
died 30 minutes later.
'Cover-up' in maggot case
February 11, 2005 (www.themercury.news.com.au)
The worker spoke out after The Mercury revealed a severely disabled man being
cared for in a State Government home had been infested with maggots where a
feeding tube entered his stomach.
Nursing homes in Bloomingdale, Oak Park fined
February 11, 2005 (www.chicagotribune.com)
Two nursing homes in the western suburbs were among a dozen fined by the
Illinois Department of Public Health this week for allegedly violating the
Nursing Home Care Act.
Va. Bills Would Increase Fines and Mandate Licensing
February 9, 2005 (www.washingtonpost.com)
The rules would bring Virginia's regulations of assisted living facilities
closer to those at nursing homes. The state is home to more than 600 facilities,
which care for about 35,000 residents who need supervision but who are not sick
enough to qualify for a nursing home.
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