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November 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
A former nursing home aide was sentenced to life in prison without parole today for smothering five patients in a pact with her lesbian lover. Gwendolyn Graham, 26, was convicted Sept. 20 of five counts of murder and one of conspiracy for killing severely incapacitated patients at the Alpine Manor Nursing Home in 1987. Graham's former co-worker and lover, Catherine Wood, was sentenced last month to 20 to 40 years in prison for her part in the slayings.
November 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A blaze killed at least 31 people at a Russian nursing home cited for numerous safety violations, including its lack of a fire alarm, officials said. Horrific fires at state-run facilities have underscored the negligence, mismanagement, corruption and crumbling infrastructure that persist in Russia. Nearly 18,000 people are killed in fires in that country each year, several times the per capita rate in Western countries. The fire broke out Sunday in a home in the Tula region south of Moscow.
August 25, 1992 | ANNE MICHAUD
Nationwide Health Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust that purchases health-care facilities, said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of the 145-bed Orange Park nursing home in Orange for $6.2 million. The facility will be leased to and operated by Integrated Health Services Inc. in Baltimore, which operates Leisure World in Laguna Hills, among other properties. Nationwide Health Properties has a stake in 159 facilities in 28 states.
July 3, 1994
I read "Oxnard's LTC Properties Lead Rally in REITs" (June 6) with great concern and was astounded that assets returned 39% to shareholders last year--double the industry average--because of investments in nursing homes. I do not know what nursing home properties are owned by LTC Properties, thus my comments are general and not specifically addressed to this real estate investment trust. I do know, and it's a published fact, that there is not a nursing home in this country that is in total compliance with federal nursing home regulations.
April 18, 1993
Volunteers are being sought to act as advocates for nursing home residents in the San Gabriel Valley. Ombudsmen help resolve problems ranging from abuse to dietary concerns, said Estelle Harris, training coordinator for WISE Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that administers the program in Los Angeles County. More than 50 ombudsmen answer residents' questions and identify issues and problems in long-term care in the San Gabriel Valley.
March 16, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
With handwritten signs and a report detailing their complaints, a dozen nursing home workers picketed Wednesday outside the California Occupational Health & Safety Administration building in Ventura, demanding swift action on a series of allegations.
Advocates for nursing home patients charged Thursday that enforcement of a federal law calling for reductions in the use of powerful drugs and physical restraints on patients has been undercut by an agreement between California and the federal government. "California's political leaders have jeopardized these long-awaited and carefully crafted reforms and, in doing so, have placed at risk the health and safety of nursing home residents across the nation," Patricia L.
January 12, 1995
A union-backed study of Beverly Enterprises, the nation's largest nursing home operator with 78 homes in California, reports that the firm is providing substandard patient care in its homes. The study, undertaken by the AFL-CIO's Food and Allied Service Trades, focused on Beverly Enterprises nursing homes in Missouri, where the company is under a state order to improve patient care.
February 12, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV
Thanks to intense lobbying, the 120 Medicare and Medi-Cal patients at Victoria Care Center won't have to find a new nursing home after all. State health inspectors, acting on behalf of federal officials, this week paid a follow-up visit to the center and found it in compliance with minimum standards for care, just days before a Feb. 14 deadline. "We're just so happy right now I can't even tell you," company Vice President Scott Carlson said Friday.
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