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CNA Accused of Abusing Florida Nursing Home Resident

A certified nursing home assistant has been taken into custody on allegations that she abused a nursing home resident at a Pensacola nursing home. She is accused of causing injuries to the face and neck of an Alzheimer’s patient.The arrest was carried out in Louisiana by the Houma Police Department, acting on behalf of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. “This victim was…

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Nursing Home Janitor Charged with Abuse

A former nursing home employee in Palm Beach County is being charged with striking a disabled nursing home resident.He was arrested after a completed investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Units Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PANE) team. The investigation show’s he was employed as a janitor at the Nursing Center.The investigation alleges, he struck a 48-year-old…

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2 Nurses Arrested on Numerous Nursing Home Neglect Charges

According to the Florida Attorney General, two nurses from Suwannee County nursing home have been arrested on several counts of nursing home abuse and neglect. An investigation showed they withheld medication from nursing home patients.The attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit began its investigation against the two nurses last October after they had received an abuse report from the…

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Jury Selection Begins in Nursing Home Death

Martha Bell, the former manager of a Robinson nursing home is being accused of covering up an 88-year-old Alzheimer patient’s death. Bell said little as she sat doodling notes while attorneys were interviewing potential jurors.Bell is being charged in connection with the death of Mabel Taylor, a resident of (now-closed) Ronald Reagan Atrium/Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Bell is being…