Seems we are all getting similar form letters. And that 1800 number
they provide does not work outside Nebraska. Thanks for your
Here is additional information. Please post everything you write and
receive in the topic "Abuse of Disabled Woman in Nursing Home" on the
site. I want others to see how ineffective the system is.
"ms kadavy sent u a form letter.
Facility Investigations Office, Nebraska Department of Health and
Human Services Regulation and Licensure.
402 471 0316
402 595 3474 is Adult Protective Services and stays busy.
402 595 3400 and ask for APS...that worked for me.
1-800-652-1998 is no longer in service.
ty so much for helping with your emails,
NURSING HOME ADDRESS
Beverly Health Systems
Hallmark Care Ctr.
5505 Grover St.
Omaha NE 68106
Phone: 402 - 558 - 0225
Kathy's full name: Katherine Porterfield
Entire topic discussion:
More information on Kathy's situation posted here:
--- In disabilitystudies@y..., "Catherine MacDonald" <cmac29@h...>
> Received this in my email on November 24, 2002 ... Posting it for
> those who would be willing to write letters to help this person.
> kathy was assaulted around 9 am today by a nurse named linda
> griffle. her catheter was pulled out [as of 7;30 pm, she was still
> without a catheter; the bed was soaked with urine], she has bruises
> and scratches, and her pc was destroyed. dowdy is supposed to
> her tomorrow, he hopes.
> to compound this situation, earlier this wk she was left for over
> hrs in her own excrement. a nurse refused to clean her up before
> handing kathy supper, so kathy hurled the styrofoam plate back at
> [and missed]. kathy called 911, and the police cited her for
> attempted assault. the nursing home has threatened to send her to
> beverly-owned mental institution on monday. imagine how kathy must
> kathy finally had the state allow her to return home. the state
> rehab tech dept was to install a ceiling-track lift and an infrared
> door opener, and she was free to leave. the state reneged the day
> kathy threw the plate; she'd just found this out before she threw
> cindy kadavy is the long-term care ombudsman -- please write her on
> kathy's behalf. feel free to fw this to anyone u feel may want to
> Cindy Kadavy, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, (402) 471-4684
> Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-
> thank you,