Nursing Home Aide Pleads Guilty To Hitting, Pushing Bedridden Patient
A former certified nurse assistant at a nursing home has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to abusing an elderly patient.
The 42-year-old aide was arrested in May for physically abusing an 88-year-old resident of the nursing home on Oct. 20, 2008.
The state Attorney General's Office said the aide admitted to investigators that he struck the bedridden woman in the face, grabbed her arm and pushed her into her wheelchair. She suffered severe facial bruising and a broken collarbone.
Nursing home staff noticed the woman's injuries the next morning and notified nursing home officials, who reported the incident to the state Department of Health. The matter was then referred to the Attorney General's Office for investigation. 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 Mon, August 10, 2009
by Robert Carter