An 87-Year-Old Nun Says She Was Raped in Her Nursing Home. Here’s Why She Couldn’t Sue. Time Magazine has published a story about an Alabama nursing home resident who was prohibited from suing after she was allegedly raped one night in the facility.
Last month’s story from CNN about mismarketing and inappropriate administration of Nuedexta (“the little red pill”) to nursing home residents is certainly not surprising to anyone who follows the systemic drugging of people with dementia.
A couple of historic bills protecting residents of long term care facilities were signed into law last month. SB 219 (Wiener) is a first-of-its-kind bill of rights for LGBT residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly.
A recently filed lawsuit alleges that Manning Gardens Care Center, a nursing home in Fresno, illegally dumped a 78-year-old resident at her former home, where she had been previously found soiled in vomit and feces, with cockroaches crawling on her and maggots in her wounds.