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‘Horrific’ guilt: Nurse asked to resign to save her patients from neglect

BY: - April 23, 2021

A Christian nursing home in eastern Iowa allegedly coerced one of its nurses to resign, claiming patients were suffering from neglect due to her use of medical leave. In 2017, Licensed Practical Nurse Mary McGee began working for Christian Retirement Service and its Iowa City nursing home, the Oaknoll Retirement Residence. She continued to work […]

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Bill would give Iowa nursing homes notice of residents’ surveillance cameras

BY: - February 27, 2021

Iowa legislators are considering a bill that would require the families of nursing home residents to notify the facility before installing a surveillance-type camera in their loved one’s room. Use of the cameras has grown nationwide in recent years and have been used by families to document abuse and neglect by facility caregivers. The Iowa […]