Nursing Home Employees Ignore Resident’s Care Plan, Results in Severe Pain and Fractures

Two employees at a nursing home facility were arrested and charged for elder abuse. At least one resident at the facility was seriously injured after the employees ignored the resident’s specific care plan regarding transfers. According to the office of this state’s Attorney General (“AG”), the resident had osteoporosis and required special care when moving from bed to wheelchair. The AG is suggesting the resident’s suffering is due to the employees’ failure to abide by the care plan, which included using certain devices to assist the residents’ movements.

“Nursing home residents deserve to live with dignity and security and must be kept safe. Caregivers are supposed to do just that – give care – and those who approach their duties with less than that commitment will be held responsible,” the AG stated. For more, read the story.