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Nursing Home Operator Britthaven Liable for $300,000 in Back Pay to Discriminated Employees

Kinston-based Britthaven, a major owner and operator of nursing home and assisted living facilities in North Carolina, will pay $300,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency recently announced.  The EEOC had charged that Britthaven had, since at least 2002, subjected pregnant employees to different …

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Vulnerable Nursing Home Residents Subject to Assault

Residents of a Michigan nursing home suffered repeated physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their fellow residents in 2006-07, a pattern of violence that nursing home management failed to stem or report, Michigan state officials alleged. Abuses uncovered at Tendercare Health Center-Birchwood, 2950 LaFrainer Road in Garfield Township, resulted in fines and prompted …

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In Memoriam

The HensonFuerst family extends its deepest and most profound sympathies to the families of Sunday’s massacre of eight innocent residents at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center, 801 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, North Carolina—a 110-bed rehabilitation, nursing and Alzheimer’s care facility.  As many blog viewers now know, a lone gunman, whom police have identified as Robert …

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John Hope Franklin, Famed Historian Who Devoted His Life to Fighting Racism and Documenting African American History, Dies at Age 94

Throughout his entire life, John Hope Franklin was an advocate for those needing a voice.  In addition to his lifelong efforts to promote racial equality, his footsteps in history show us that even as we age, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of others.  Aging never slowed down Mr. Franklin, who continued his …

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Country's First Skilled Nursing Home for AIDS Patients Facing a Crisis that May Force Closure of Outpatient Program

Bailey-Boushay, the prominent Madison Valley, Washington facility renowned as the country’s first skilled nursing home designed and built for AIDS patients is facing a funding crisis that may force the closure of its outpatient program. The nursing home is also expecting budget cuts from the state this year, and the facility recently learned it would …

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Teens Charged in Nursing Home Abuse

Six young women are accused of groping and taunting seven residents at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Albert Lea, Minnesota, or witnessing the alleged events.  The teens, according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, attended high school together and worked together at the nursing home.  Viewers to the HensonFuerst nursing home blog who oversee …

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