From one side of the country to the next, people with a loved one in a nursing home have to be worried about the potential of abuse. While this is not something that happens often, it happens enough to make people concerned.
Our New York readers may already be familiar with the case of a Troy woman who was accused of abusing a nursing home resident in August 2013. Recently, the 36-year-old women has pleaded guilty to the charges.
The woman was working at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Albany as a certified nurse’s aide when the abuse took place. She pleaded guilty in Albany County Court to endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, a Class E felony in the state of New York.
While many people accused of nursing home abuse deny their involvement, this was not the case here. Instead, the woman admitted in August 2013 that she abused an elderly resident. When taking the resident to her room, the woman grabbed the resident by the wrist and twisted her arm, which led to a bone fracture.
She is set to be sentenced on March 10 with an expected sentence of 30 days in county jail along with five years of probation.
When a family makes the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they expect that the person will be treated with compassion and respect. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
A New York personal injury attorney can step in to assist anybody who has been injured as the result of nursing home abuse.
Source: Saratogian, “CNA pleads guilty to abusing elderly woman at Albany facility” No author given, Jan. 15, 2014