Virginia Nurses Aide Found Guilty of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Home

A former nurse's aide at Madison Manor Nursing Home, also know as Richmond Health and Rehab Complex, pled guilty Monday to reckless abuse and neglect of an adult, according to Attorney General Jack Conway's office.

The charges originate from conduct caught on a hidden video camera that was placed in the room of the 84 year old resident in August. The resident's relatives placed the camera in her room after they became concerned about her' treatment at the facility. The camera recorded incidents of abuse and neglect by several employees at the nursing home.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, the aide was sentenced to 12 months in the Madison County Jail. That sentence was then diverted to two years probation on the condition that the defendant remain on good behavior and cooperate in pending cases against other former Madison Manor employees.

She is the second nurse's aide to plead guilty in connection with abuse and neglect at Madison Manor. Another aide pled guilty last year and was given the same two year probation, provided, among other things, that she cooperates and testifies in any case involving an investigation into alleged criminal conduct at Madison Manor.

Another former nurse's aide at the nursing home, is under indictment for wanton abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult. Her trial date is scheduled for March 15 in Madison Circuit Court. For more, read the story.

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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.