MARRERO, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an employee of a Marrero nursing home for allegedly raping a 78-year-old resident. Col. John Fortunato says 50-year-old Kenneth Whidden, of Westwego, was booked Friday with aggravated rape and sexual battery of the infirmed. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports a nurse performing... more »
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A Sunday morning fire tore through a nursing home in southern Chile, killing 9 seniors and their caretaker. The nursing home is located near the city of Paillaco, some 540 miles (870 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago. Police say neighbors were able to rescue... more »
An investigation is underway tonight after a family claims their loved one was bitten repeatedly by ants at a St. Martin Parish nursing home. Eighty-six year old Rose Albert died Tuesday morning. The family says they believe it's a matter of neglect. Rose has been staying at the St. Martinville... more »
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A former employee of a Slidell nursing home has been arrested on suspicion of stealing money and jewelry from a 71-year-old resident of the home. Slidell police said 42-year-old Domenica Thomas was arrested Friday on charges that included theft and simple robbery. Thomas allegedly entered the... more »
Tranea A. Edwards, formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Belle Teche Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was arrested on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 for violating La. R.S. 14:35.2 Simple Battery of the Infirm, (2) counts, a misdemeanor, for alleged incidents that occurred on June 12, 2010 and June... more »
Close to 100 Lafayette nursing home residents are preparing to re-locate.
According to published reports, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is terminating its agreement with Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor" on September 10th. This, after the facility failed to meet the minimum health and safety standards... more »
Wayne Toups and other well-loved local musicians spread Christmas cheer Tuesday morning. For the second year 97.3 The Dawg rounded up the group to sing to the elderly. The others 6 performers were: Dustin Sonnier, Kip Sonnier, Chalan Thibodeaux, Sal Melancon, Blaine Roy and Gordon Bradberry.
They went to... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former nursing home worker accused of cashing an elderly woman's check at a Lafayette store has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The Advertiser reports that 26-year-old Brandy Nicole Wilkins of Lake Charles was booked with exploitation of the infirm... more »