Assisted Living Facility Aide Sentenced for Badly Burning Resident's Feet With Hot Water

An aide at an assisted living center was sentenced to two years (deferred) for her role in a resident's extensive injuries to her feet from too-hot water.

 

The 24-year-old former aide pled guilty to negligence causing serious bodily injury to an at-risk adult, a felony. She also must perform 240 hours of community service and won't be allowed to be a caretaker during her sentence.

Prosecutors explained that the resident had no feeling in her feet and was given a tub of hot water to soak her feet. She was left unsupervised by the caretaker who returned 15 to 20 minutes later. At that point, the woman's foot had been so badly burned the skin was peeling off. 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.



 

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