Judge Grants Preliminary Hearing Request for Nursing Home Employee Accused of Elder Abuse

A woman charged this summer with abuse of a patient in a nursing home will have a preliminary hearing next month. The former nurse's aide faces criminal charges for abuse of a patient and aggravated battery.

According to court documents, two employees witnessed the woman verbally and physically abuse the 86-year-old patient over a six-month period. One of the employees said she saw her spit in the resident's face and squeeze her fingers in a rough manner. The other employee reported that the aide once threatened to break the resident's fingers.

A third employee, who reported the abuse, told investigators that the resident said, "That’s the mean one who pulls my hair," when speaking of the aide.  The employee told police she did not come forward sooner because she was intimidated by the woman.  The woman is currently out on a $25,000 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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