Iowa nursing homes receive low federal ratings

Two nursing homes in Iowa have received one-star and two-star ratings on the government’s five-star rating scale. Ratings are issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and includes factors such as staffing ratios, health inspections, and self-reported quality measures.

One of the nursing homes, located in Coralville, received a one-star rating six times and a two-start rating twice over a seven-year biannual period. Between November 2010 and January 2012, the facility had 33 health violations, well over the state average of seven.

The two-star nursing home was found to have numerous cleanliness and repair deficiencies in many of its residents’ rooms. The administrator for the facility says she’s working toward improving the rating.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of nursing home malpractice, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.


Lawsuit planned against nursing home after video of abuse surfaces

The family of a 78-year-old woman who was staying at a nursing home in Pennsylvania is now suing the nursing home after videos of the caretakers abusing the woman surfaced.

The woman was staying at a nursing home that was part of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. She had told her family about the abuse, but the home told the family that the woman’s dementia was causing her to think she was being abused. Later, a video was found that showed three employees of the home beating and ridiculing the woman.

Following the release of the video, the three employees were fired, and the home’s operating license was revoked. The home is seeking an appeal to have its license reinstated.

If you or someone you love has been physically abused while residing at a nursing home, please contact the Des Moines nursing home abuse attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


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