Nurse's Aides Get Jail Time After Covering Nursing Home Residents in Vaseline

Two former nursing home certified nursing assistants (CNA's) have been sentenced to 20 days in jail for a prank that allegedly involved coating dementia patients with ointment so they would be "slippery" for workers on the next shift. In addition, the two CNA's also were sentenced Tuesday to two years' probation for misdemeanor elder abuse.

Three other defendants had previously received community service for their roles in the November 2009 incident. All five of the employees involved in the incident also had their state nursing assistant licenses revoked, according to the District Attorney's Office. According to the district attorney, seven patients were layered head to foot in the ointment but no one was injured. 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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