Nursing Home Aide Fired, Arrested After Breaking Wheelchair-Bound Resident's Clavicle
A nursing home aide was charged criminally for physically abusing an 88-year-old wheelchair-bound resident in a nursing home. The woman suffered a broken clavicle and other injuries.
The 42-year-old aide admitted to investigators that while employed as a certified nurse aide in October 2008, he struck, grabbed, and pushed an 88-year-old bedridden woman who was suffering from dementia and impaired vision.
Nursing home staff reporting to work the next morning noticed the resident’s extensive injuries and notified their superiors. In addition to suffering from severe facial bruising, the complaint alleges that the resident sustained a fractured right clavicle.
“Nursing home care must be administered with the respect and professionalism that [our state's] seniors deserve,” said the attorney general. “It is appalling when our dependent and vulnerable loved ones are victimized by the very people who are entrusted with their care.” For more, read the story.
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is
dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing
home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke,
Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.
Posted on Fri, May 15, 2009
by Robert Carter