Three Nursing Home Employee's Arrested for Three Unrelated Crimes Against Residents

Three employees of the same retirement center have been arrested over the past two months for unrelated crimes, according police. Included in the arrests is the former administrator who apparently set the tone for an environment in which an 82-year-old woman was punched and her medication was stolen.

The administrator is accused of stealing more than $4,000 from a 69-year-old Alzheimer's patient. The first retirement home employee arrested, a 52-year-old woman, punched an 82-year-old woman in the face because the resident had taken some butter from a food cart in the dining hall, according to police. The woman was charged that day with abuse of an elderly person.

Weeks later, another 20-year-old employee stole more than 100 Xanax tablets that had been prescribed for a patient who had passed away. The police searched the employees home and recovered all but six of the stolen pills. Following the three arrests, the administrator was fired and immediately replaced by an interim administrator. 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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