Nursing Home Abuse Leads To Jail Sentence

A nursing home aide has been sentenced to jail for punching an elderly patient in the face. The aide will spend four weeks in jail and serve 5 years of probation. She has also been stripped of her license as a certified nursing assistant. 

The patient had Alzheimer's but the judge noted that was no excuse for abuse. The aide apologized to the family upon sentencing. For more, read the story