Nursing home accused of elder abuse

first_imgLA CA?ADA FLINTRIDGE – A senior-care facility and its locally based parent corporation are being sued for elder abuse and negligence. The latest litigation comes less than a year after the company settled a state lawsuit over inadequate service at its more than two dozen California locations. In a lawsuit filed last week, the family of a former Pleasant Care Convalescent of Riverside resident alleges that the facility failed to provide adequate care for Ida Mae Davis, 81, during the three years that she lived there, causing her to suffer multiple falls, bed sores, malnutrition, and, at one point, being prescribed physical therapy while she had an undiagnosed hip fracture. “It’s our theory that they’re understaffed – they put their profits ahead of people,” said Michael Young, Davis’ attorney. “They make these representations that they’re going to take good care of grandpa and grandma, and they don’t.” Subsequent X-rays, taken after Davis continued to resist therapy and family members were contacted, revealed that Davis in fact had a fractured hip. She was taken to Riverside Community Hospital for hip surgery, where staff noted numerous bed sores and malnutrition. Young said understaffing was a deliberate “corporate strategy,” and that lawsuits against the company were a sign that the 2005 settlement and fine had failed to prompt policy changes at Pleasant Care. “We follow the state nursing hours,” where each resident receives 3.2 hours of care from a nurse per day, said Emmanuel Lorenzana, a Riverside administrator. He declined to comment on Davis’ history at the 188-capacity facility. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! La Ca ada Flintridge-based Pleasant Care Corp., the parent company of the Riverside skilled nursing facility, is also named as a defendant in the suit, which was filed Feb. 14 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Emmanuel Bernabe Jr., the company’s attorney, declined to comment. In March 2006, Pleasant Care settled a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer that cited 160 incidents of substandard care, documented by the Department of Health Services over five years. As part of the settlement, the company agreed to pay $1.3 million in fines and improve care at its 30 facilities statewide. Young said the “most serious problem” occurred in February 2006, when Davis underwent 10 or more days of physical therapy for what nurses notes indicate was “right knee pain.” last_img read more

Donegal’s sport stars show support for brave Paul

first_imgA host of Donegal’s leading sport stars have shown their support for a local man left hospitalized following a freak accident in the summer. Paul Holihan, 39, was badly injured following the accident a number of months ago – and has been in hospital ever since.Family and friends have organised a number of successful fundraising initiatives so far – and set up a recovery fund in an effort to raise money for his rehabilitation. Donegal stars Michael Murphy, boxing sensation Jason Quigley, jockey Martin Harley and a host of rally stars will feature in a ‘Night with the Stars’ event which will take place this weekend at The Clanree Hotel.With a host of superb prizes up for grabs a massive crowd is expected to attend this event in aid of the hugely popular Ballyare man, who was well-known and hugely popular all around Donegal.Martin Harley has donated a pair of breeches signed by Frankie Dettori after a big win last weekend as well as a pair of his own breeches signed by 35 of the world’s top jockeys.Martin, based in Newmarket in England but originally from Trentagh, has known Paul for years. Wonderful raffle and auction prizes on the night include: A trip to Dubai, a pair of Jason Quigley boxing gloves, a signed Donegal jersey, a trip to see the mighty Glasgow Celtic, a trip to any Premiership team of your choice and a one year family gym membership.Entry fee is just €10 pay at the door.Donegal’s sport stars show support for brave Paul was last modified: October 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJasn QuigleyPaul HolihanSportStarslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LIFFORD CROWNED RESERVE CHAMPIONS

first_imgLifford have been crowned the All County League Division Four Reserve champions.The border town side beat Moville last Saturday night to claim the title. There were joyous scenes as captain Steven Devine received the cup from county board representative Con O’Donnell.Well done lads! GAA NEWS: LIFFORD CROWNED RESERVE CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Division Four Reserve ChampionsLiffordlast_img read more