Former Nurse's Aide Charged with Abusing Resident

A woman has been charged with verbally and physically abusing a nursing home resident last March. The 21-year-old nurses aide who was released on $1,000 bail after an initial appearance earlier this month in Circuit Court, was charged with one felony count of abuse of a patient, according to the state Justice Department, which is prosecuting the case.

The complaint claims that the aide was one of two certified nursing assistants performing bed checks when a resident activated an alarm by attempting to get out of bed. The aide was heard swearing at  resident with alzheimer's and telling her to lie down. When the alarm was activated again, the aide “roughly” put the resident into a wheelchair, swore and, as she was leaving the room, grabbed the resident's head and pulled her hair. The employee was fired, according to the Justice Department. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 25. 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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