October 22, 2017
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Indiana Nursing Home Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Patients Gets No Jail Time

According to court records and multiple news reports, Austin Gough, age 20, had been charged with three counts of sexual battery and three counts of attempted sexual battery as a result of multiple complaints that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with patients at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield. However, because … Read more

The Problem of Pain Medication Theft in Nursing Homes

There is a wide-spread and growing problem of nursing home employees stealing pain medications from the patients they are being paid to care for. The industry likes to call this practice of pain medication theft, “drug diversion.”  To be clear, theft of pain medication is a form of nursing home neglect and abuse. A study … Read more

Complaint Against Indiana Nursing Home Alleges Neglect and Understaffing

An elderly Columbus, Indiana man and his wife have filed a “proposed complaint” with the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOI) alleging nursing home neglect and medical negligence.  The complaint was filed against the owners and operators of the Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center after the man developed a large, painful and infected “stage 4” pressure … Read more

Another Indiana Nursing Home Aide Charged with Felony Voyeurism After Videotaping a Patient In The Shower

According to recent reports from the South Bend Tribune, a Michigan City nursing home certified nursing assistant has been charged with voyeurism, which is a felony, and distribution of obscene material.   The charges stem from an incident at Aperion Care Arbors in Michigan City, where a nurse aide allegedly videotaped an 85-year old dementia … Read more

FBI Raid of Indiana Nursing Home CEO Raises Additional Concerns About  Indiana’s Nursing Home Industry

According to various news reports, the FBI has begun conducting a raid at the Carmel home of the CEO of an Indiana nursing home corporation, American Senior Communities. According to news reports, the raid and investigation by the FBI stems from possible criminal activity related to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and kickbacks.   According to … Read more

Mishawaka Nursing Home Cited for Multiple Care Violations

According to a report obtained from the Indiana State Department of Health, the “Michiana Health and Rehabilitation Center”, located at 1420 East Douglas Road in Mishawaka, was investigated by state nursing home surveyors in April of 2015 and found to be in violation of multiple quality of care regulations.  The care deficiencies outlined in the … Read more

Voyeurism Felony Charge for Indiana Nursing Home Employee

A former employee of the Waters of Scottsburg nursing home has been charged with the felony of voyeurism involving a nursing home patient, according to a media report. According to the report, the female employee allegedly took a naked photograph of a nursing home patient’s back, buttocks and legs and shared the photograph with others … Read more

Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Columbus Indiana Nursing Home

The Powless Law Firm filed a nursing home neglect and wrongful death claim against the Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus, Indiana.  The claim was brought on behalf of the husband of a patient who was admitted to the facility for professional nursing care when her husband of more than 70 years became injured and … Read more

NURSING HOME NEGLECT CLAIM FILED AGAINST MCGIVNEY HEALTHCARE CENTER IN CARMEL

The Powless Law Firm has filed a nursing home negligence claim with the Indiana Department of Insurance against the Carmel nursing home, McGivney Healthcare Center.  The claim alleges the patient was an elderly and disabled patient who was admitted to the facility for professional nursing care in return for monetary payment to the nursing home. … Read more

Another Troubling Report of Nursing Home Abuse in Indiana — This Time Involving Inappropriate Photos

Multiple news sources have reported that employees of the Waters of Scottsburg nursing home are under investigation after inappropriate photos of a patient were allegedly posted on social media internet sites.  According to news reports, the matter has been turned over to the local prosecutor who will determine whether criminal charges will be filed.  According … Read more