Nursing Home Caretaker Abused Three Patients in One Day

A nursing home caretaker was arrested Thursday morning and is being charged with three counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult. The 41-year-old woman turned herself in at 8:30 a.m. at her local sheriff's office, according to the police.

On Dec. 31, deputies responded to the a call from the executive director of the nursing home. The executive director told deputies that another employee had witnessed the woman physically and verbally assaulting a 93-year-old patient. The director suspended the employee and contacted the sheriff's office.

Sheriff's deputies began investigating and identified two additional victims that reported they were also assaulted by the woman on the same day. Overall, the caretaker physically and verbally assault a 70-year-old , 79-year-old, and a 93-year-old patient while making her rounds that day.

The employee who witness the abuse was able to capture audio of the incidents. Based on the visible physical injuries on the victims, witness statements, and audio evidence, a warrant was issued for the caretaker. The investigation is ongoing, but police say none of the residents suffered serious injuries as a result of the abuse. 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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