Extendicare Lawsuits for Nursing Home Neglect

Carl Saiontz

By Carl Saiontz
Posted October 31, 2008


Class action Extendicare lawsuits have been filed by lawyers in Minnesota and Washington as a result of widespread nursing home neglect and claims that Extendicare places profits before people by failing to consider their ability to care for residents before admitting them.

The nursing home lawsuits, which were filed in August in Washington and this week in Minnesota, seek class action status on behalf of all residents who lived at facilities owned and operated by Extendicare during the years before the complaints were filed.

The lawsuits allege that false and misleading advertisements concealed facts intended to induce sick and elderly people to enter their facility under the false pretenses that Extendicare would provide care consistent with their representations.

In reality, Extendicare nursing homes throughout the United States are regularly cited for serious violations of nursing home regulations and inferior care places residents at a substantial risk for a serious nursing home injury, like bedsores, falls, misdiagnosis, prescription errors, dehydration and malnutrition.

There are 191 Extendicare nursing homes and senior care facilities throughout the United States with approximately 19,200 beds, and the nursing home operator is regularly facing nursing home lawsuits filed by residents who died or suffered serious injuries as a result of neglect or poor care.

The Extendicare nursing home lawsuits filed in Minnesota and Washington indicate that their admission policy causes many of these problems, as they regularly admit anyone who shows up with one the serious medical condition they list on an internal “Green Flag” list that qualify for “Automatic Admissions/Always Yes Immediately.” The policy does not take into account whether the nursing home is able to meet the new residents needs or how it will impact other residents who are already residing at the facility.


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate individual Extendicare nursing home lawsuits throughout the United States for serious injuries caused by neglect, abuse or poor care. If you, a friend or family member have suffered an injury, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

5 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Leah says:

    I have worked as a Resident Director of Extendicare’s sister company Assisted Living Concepts. I have a lot to share. So do my colleges. I have they’re word tht they would be more then willing to speak with you. I can validate claims that are made against this company.

    Posted on February 14, 2009 at 1:57 am

  • Elizabeth says:

    I also worded as a residents director and refused to cut staffing and was fired because of it.

    Posted on May 24, 2009 at 4:21 pm

  • trish says:

    my mother was in one faciity recently and seriously injured and has not recovered from this.

    Posted on October 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  • good nurse says:

    I have worked at an extendicare facility but quit yesterday because of the reason that they admit any acuity level of patient without the proper staff, and/or training needed to proprerly monitor and care for pt it was the hardest thing I ever did. I feared a tragedy happening with pt care.For example the keep suicidal pt without properly trained staff or enough staff to observed them all other facility I’ve worked with when res. threatened suicide they were automatically sent in for psych eval.One pt od @ this particular facility.

    Posted on November 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  • Emma says:

    I was a patient in a facility in Portland, Oregon in 2007. Am I eligible to be part of this lawsuit I saw and personally experienced neglect by the staff.

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:46 am

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