Shelley Kendrick has spent nearly three decades working in health care and senior services. On Monday, the native of Flint, Mich., will take over as chief executive of Ecumen, a $147 million provider of senior housing and services. The Shoreview-based nonprofit serves about 15,000 people each year in independent living, assisted living and skilled-nursing locations as well as in private homes. The company also provides hospice care, a fast-growing part of the business. Although the bulk of operations are in Minnesota, Ecumen provides training and operational support to senior-housing communities in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan, Idaho, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. Kendrick has been with Ecumen since 2012, focused on the housing and operations. Q: How are you feeling as you step into this new role? A: Extremely excited. It’s a time of change and innovation in our industry with a growing older adult population. At Ecumen, we have a legacy of service dating back to 1862 … [Read more...] about To help aging America, it’s time to think beyond nursing homes, says Ecumen chief
Nathan Sutherland, 36, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday as he faced charges in connection to the sexual assault of a female patient at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility in Phoenix. The unnamed female patient, 29, gave birth to a baby boy late last month, sparking an investigation. Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who cared for the victim, was ordered held on $US500,000 cash bond as he awaits trial. His lawyer said the only evidence in the case is the DNA sample that investigators say proves Sutherland is the father of the victim’s child. Sutherland is pleading not guilty. The nurse accused of sexually assaulting a cognitively impaired patient who gave birth at a Phoenix care facility appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. Nathan Sutherland, 36, was ordered held on $US500,000 cash bond as he awaits trial on charges of sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse, which are both felonies. He is pleading not guilty. Prosecutors also asked … [Read more...] about Nurse accused of sexually assaulting cognitively impaired patient at an Arizona nursing facility is pleading not guilty
On Monday, a person spoke to ABC 15, claiming to be the former caregiver of a woman who gave birth at an Arizona nursing home late last month. The former caregiver described the patient’s condition in detail and said that she could not possibly have given consent to sexual intercourse, because she has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade. CBS affiliate Arizona’s Family also spoke to a former Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility manager on Tuesday, who claimed that the company’s former CEO covered up another sexually inappropriate incident. Former CEO Bill Timmons resigned on Monday. He did not respond to INSIDER’s request for comment. Two people claiming to be former employees of Hacienda Healthcare have spoken out to detail what the nursing home and its parent company are like after a patient’s surprise pregnancy and birth sparked a sexual assault investigation. Phoenix, Arizona police have launched an investigation after the unnamed … [Read more...] about Former caregiver of the nursing home patient who gave birth while in a vegetative state says she never could have given consent, and an ex-manager claims the company covered up another sexually inappropriate incident
The Phoenix, Arizona care facility where a woman gave birth while in a vegetative state after presumably being raped was cited just last year for another instance of alleged inappropriate behaviour. According to Arizona Department of Health Services records, Hacienda Skilled Nursing Facility was cited on January 25, 2018, for not treating a resident “with dignity, respect, and consideration.” The report details how a nursing assistant complained that another nursing assistant walked through a bathroom while a male patient was bathing naked. The patient told the inspector that it “happened on many occasions” and “made him feel uncomfortable.” An Arizona nursing facility made headlines this week when a patient, who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, gave birth to a baby – sparking a sexual assault investigation. INSIDER has since reviewed Arizona Department of Health Services public records that reveal another … [Read more...] about The Arizona nursing facility where a woman gave birth in a vegetative state after presumably being raped had previously been cited for another complaint of inappropriate behaviour
It’s what you don’t see, smell or hear that separates Elderwood at Lancaster from poorly run nursing homes. There are no pungent odors from incontinence that often are a telltale sign in low-rated nursing homes. The air smells clean. The floors shine. There is no undercurrent of tension. At short-staffed nursing homes, conversations between staff and residents sometimes begin with yells for help and a harried response. At Elderwood, nurses and aides talk and laugh with residents, offering assistance to push a wheelchair or answer a question. And there are few complaints. At some poorly rated local nursing homes, residents complain about the staff forgetting to feed them or leaving them in their own waste for hours. At Elderwood, residents say the staff takes good care of them. Elderwood at Lancaster has the best federal ratings among the 47 nursing homes in Erie and Niagara counties and is one of the top-rated in New York State. The home has received … [Read more...] about How Lancaster’s Elderwood nursing home became one of the best in N.Y.