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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 27, 2011
A Pennsylvania woman charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a Hagerstown couple while serving as a caregiver was arrested Tuesday at her place of employment — a nursing home. Jackie Sue Carter, 51, of Lancaster, Pa., was taken into custody on a fugitive warrant at a nursing home in that city, said Detective Casey Barnes of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. She is being held in Lancaster pending an extradition hearing, Barnes said. Carter is charged with three counts of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and one count each of attempted exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a theft scheme of $10,000 to $100,000 and fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary, according to court records.
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March 26, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Nursing home officials broke ground on a new building Wednesday, spelling the end of an era for two older nursing homes. Shirley Alger owns the nursing home his mother bought in the 1950s and ran until she became a resident of her own nursing home. The new $4.5 million nursing home will replace the one run by Alger and a second nursing home in Charles Town. "A facility such as ours is a dinosaur," said Shirley Alger, president of Knott Home.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | October 8, 1999
Several Maryland nursing home administrators complained to a state task force in Hagerstown Friday of onerous regulations and inspectors who favor intimidation over cooperation. At the same time, some citizens called for reforms that would improve the care of their loved ones. The testimony suggested the task force will have a difficult time satisfying both concerns. "That's a very delicate balance," said Maryland Secretary of Aging Sue F. Ward, the panel's chairwoman.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 11, 1999
People shopping for a nursing home have a new information-age tool to help them in their searches, but some nursing administrators have expressed concern that the Internet site might be confusing and misleading. [cont. from front page ] The Health Care Financing Administration, the federal agency that regulates nursing homes, has posted information about every licensed facility in the U.S. The site, Nursing Home Compare - www.medicare.gov/nursing/home.asp - contains information about choosing a nursing home.
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By STEVEN T. DENNIS | February 16, 1998
Vets want nursing home on redeveloped base Washington County veterans officials on Monday expressed displeasure that the Pen Mar Development Corp. hasn't included a veterans home in plans for the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie. "We think it's very disappointing, and downright unpatriotic that they are not including us in their plans," said Pete Callas, a former state delegate. The Joint Veterans Council of Washington County wants the development corporation to set aside about 10 acres and three dormitory buildings for a nursing home for elderly veterans.
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By LAURA ERNDE | February 10, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - During an impromptu visit to her mother's nursing home last fall, Del. Sue Hecht was horrified to hear a nursing assistant yelling at her 88-year-old mother, who was in tears. cont. from front page "I had never seen my mother cry," said Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington. That and disturbing stories she has heard about abuse and neglect in nursing homes has prompted Hecht to file legislation in the Maryland General Assembly. Hecht wants to allow nursing home residents to have videocameras in their rooms.
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by DON AINES | May 3, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A decision by the Franklin County Board of Assessment and Revision of Taxes to revoke the tax-exempt status of Menno Haven's nursing home has been upheld in a ruling by Franklin County President Judge John R. Walker. The skilled nursing facility at Menno Haven has been exempt from county, Chambersburg and Chambersburg Area School District property taxes since it was established in 1967, according to the ruling. The exemption was revoked by the assessment board following an Oct. 18, 2004, hearing.
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By STEVEN T. DENNIS | February 18, 1998
County to form panel on vets' nursing home The Washington County Commissioners said Tuesday that they want to form a committee to search for a site for a veterans home. Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers made a motion that the commissioners write to the Maryland Veterans Home Commission seeking its support for a Western Maryland veterans home in Washington County. Bowers said that the county and local veterans should work with the commission to find out what the requirements would be for a new home.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | January 3, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the lobby of the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, residents and their visitors lounge in couches and arm chairs admiring the fireplace. The soft pinks and blues of the furniture and the polished hardwood floor doesn't seem like the typical entrance to a sterile nursing environment. But the welcoming lobby is one of several changes incorporated into a $350,000 renovation of the county-owned facility on Franklin Farm Lane completed last month.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to offer Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for sale after listening to additional public comment on the issue. The three commissioners are expected to issue request-for-proposals documents to potential buyers of the county-owned nursing home on Franklin Farm Lane. The potential buyers will have four to five weeks to submit proposals for the 186-bed facility. The commissioners said they are not obligated to sell to the highest bidder, and can visit the buyers' existing facilities and evaluate their backgrounds.
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