Former Staff Member Witnesses Abuse at Nursing Home

A former staff member said she was a witness to several cases of abuse and neglect  while employed at a nursing home. The staff member worked as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing home facility for about six weeks and it was during training that she first the notice abuse to the residents housed there.

The former employee says that she made reports of the abuse she witnessed to supervisors but nothing was done. She states that she witnessed a gentleman fall out of his wheelchair and witnessed one of the other aides that she was shadowing, pull his shirt up over his head and when she did that his head bounced and hit the floor. The health professional said she left after repeatedly seeing elderly patients neglected, left for hours in their waste and treated cruelly.  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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