elder abuse

State worker who slapped elderly, disabled woman wants his job back

BY: - July 5, 2021

A former employee of a state-run home for the disabled, fired for having assaulted an elderly, female resident, is fighting to get his job back. State records indicate that on the evening of Oct. 20, 2018, residential treatment worker Derek Krogman was in the dining room of a Woodward building, dealing with an 85-year-old, nonverbal […]

Five Iowa nursing homes have spent years on federal list of the nation’s worst care facilities

BY: - June 4, 2021

Five of the Iowa nursing homes deemed by the government to be among the worst in the nation have met those criteria for at least two years, and one has qualified for four years, according to federal records. The list of the nation’s worst-performing nursing homes, compiled by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Fort Dodge nurse is on abuse registry, but keeps her license and faces no criminal charges

BY: - April 27, 2021

An Iowa nurse who is on the state registry of abusers for allegedly stealing patient medications in 2019 was never criminally charged in the matter and her nursing license remains in good standing with the state. State records indicate that in August 2019, the husband of Sheila Freeman, a Fort Dodge woman, was mowing the […]