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Nursing Home Abuse

Trial Underway in 'Legal Thriller' Case Against Bruce Rauner's GTCR

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.25.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The long-awaited trial involving Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's alleged "bust-out" of its nursing home company began Monday, September 22 before Judge Michael G. Williamson in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida.

Rauner-linked Nursing Home "Bust Out" Case Goes to Trial This Month

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 11.07.2014 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

Things are about to get very real for Mr. Rauner. The man has gone to great lengths to cloak the details of his business dealings, a task made easier by the privately held structure of GTCR.

Internal Memo Exposes Holes In Bruce Rauner's Nursing Home Narrative

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Ibendahl

We still have no idea how much cash Rauner might have personally harvested from the nursing-home business before things went belly-up. But one thing is certain: Bruce Rauner owes the people of Illinois some honest answers for a change.

The Utility and Ethics of 'Granny Cams'

Mark Lachs, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Lachs, M.D.

I have spent thousands of hours providing medical care in nursing homes as a geriatrician. From this vantage point, I think we need to give the use of cameras some serious thought before plunging headfirst down this new surveillance rabbit hole.

Nursing Homes Pursue Profit With Tragic Outcomes: Report

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

The rise of for-profit nursing homes is proving tragic for some of the nation's most vulnerable people, resulting in a spike in waste, fraud and abuse...

Suing Nursing Homes

Carole Herman | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Carole Herman

Poor care and neglect are still too common an occurrence in the approximately 16,000 nursing homes in the United States.

A New, 'Green' Housing Alternative For Mom And Dad

Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty

According to a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, 82 percent of retirees and 78 percent o...

The Difficult Responsibility Of Protecting An Elderly Loved One

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Michele Richardson

And although the dementia from which she suffers seems to visit more frequently, it hasn't reared its ugly head today. Instead, I find myself dealing with another important medical issue: GladyO's persistent question about end of life.

When You Can't Say 'No'

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Videotapes of men having non-consensual sexual relations with disabled women in residential care have recently surfaced and are being investigated. Sexual assault is a crime and a tragedy. And one of our greatest fears.

Nursing Home Employee Accused Of BODY-SLAMMING Patients

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A man accused of abusing patients at a pricey Calabasas retirement home jumped on a 78-year-old woman's chest and body-slammed her...