Archive for August, 2010

Lafayette Nursing Home in Trouble

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A nursing home in Lafayette, Indiana¬† is in trouble. Despite being part of the town’s landscape for more than 80 years, the buildign has beenvacant for 7. The building is owned by the school district, who at one point used it for an annual haunted house. They closed the house permanently in 2003, after bat droppings made visitors ill.

The school district says the building isn’t usable. Preservationists say it should be restored. The school district says that, even if resorted, it would not serve any notable function for the school. They don’t, after all, need a nursing home at a high school.

What will happen next? Time will tell…

6 CA Nursing Home Workers Under Arrest

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Out in California, six nursing home workers have found themselves under arrest. What they believed would be a funny prank actually turned out to be cruel form of elder abuse.

What did they do? They put cream all over several elderly patients in an attempt to make them slippery when other co-workers attempted to move them. All of the patients involved suffered from dimentia and, as such, could not object to being covered with the cream.

All of the employees involved were fired, and all have had a myriad of charges pressed against them.