Nursing Home Employees Sent to Jail After Prank

Two former nursing assistants at a skilled nursing facility have been found guilty of elder abuse and sentenced to 20 days in jail and two years probation. The two employees were considered the in charge of slathering seven elderly dementia patients with a slippery ointment in November 2009.

Four other workers were fired by the facility and criminal charges were brought against three of them. All those convicted have had their licenses revoked. "As part of a cruel and shocking prank, these caregivers abused defenseless elders," said the Attorney General. "This is despicable behavior by people placed in a position of trust."

The facility reported the incident to the state, which conducted the investigation before turning the criminal cases over the District Attorney's Office for prosecution. 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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