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Police say medical aide stole pain pills at Somerset nursing facility
A 26-year-old medical aide was arrested on March 26, 2014 on a warrant by state police and arraigned on charges that she took residents’ pain medication while working as a medical aide at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pennsylvania. Click here for more about this story. 

Who Opposes Cameras In Nursing Home Residents’ Rooms?
Just last week, a bill introduced in the South Carolina Legislature that would allow loved ones to place cameras in their family member’s nursing home room to monitor their well-being and care, and help prevent the incidence of neglect and abuse because the nursing home staff knows that their actions are being watched, was stopped in its tracks when the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee prevented the bill from proceeding. Click here for more about this story. 

 St. Cloud nursing home employee fired for check forgery
An employee of Talahi Nursing & Rehab Center was fired for forging a check of a resident at the St. Cloud facility. The employee used a blank check and the resident’s rubber signature stamp to endorse the check, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Click here for more about this story. 

Former business manager of Nursing Home gets probation for stealing $18,000
A former nursing home business manager who admitted to stealing $18,000 in residents’ funds was sentenced to three years probation.  The nursing home employee will also be required to seek counseling for gambling problems. The employee reportedly stole the funds while working in the business office of the Highland Nursing Home in New York, where her duties included receiving and depositing funds into the facility’s various accounts, including the Resident Trust Account. She made false entries into the facility’s books and forged names on receipts. Click here for more about this story.

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due neglect or abuse in a nursing home, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.