Certified Nurse's Aide Charged with Abuse of Elderly Resident

A woman charged in June with abuse of a nursing home resident patient appeared this week in court. The woman, 50, faces felony counts of abuse of a patient and aggravated battery.

According to a report to police by another nursing home employee, the woman, a certified nursing assistant, had been abusing an 86-year-old resident, over a period of six months. The CNA had been observed spitting into the resident's face and squeezing the resident's fingers in order to control her. The woman is currently free on a $25,000 signature bond. 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.

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