CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1987
A San Diego nursing home was given an extension Thursday in its fight to retain the right to receive Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursements, despite a federal agency's finding that "numerous health violations" exist at the home. The Alvarado Convalescent and Rehabilitation Hospital was given until June 5 "to resolve issues involving continued Medicare and Medi-Cal certification," a hospital statement issued Thursday afternoon said.
February 10, 2001 |
Indictments were delivered in the deaths of four nursing home residents who were mistakenly given nitrogen instead of oxygen. Greene County Prosecutor William Schenck said involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide charges were brought against two defendants but said he would not identify them until Monday. Six other residents of the Carriage-by-the-Lake nursing home in Bellbrook became ill Dec.
November 2, 1989 |
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.
August 25, 1992 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995 |
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.
June 14, 1991 |
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.