A former nurse’s aide in a New York nursing home has been accused of abusing an 88 year-old resident who suffers from dementia and visual impairments. The former aide is accused of hitting, grabbing and punching the woman last October, leaving her with a broken collarbone and facial bruising. The abuse allegedly occurred in the Adirondack Medical Center’s Mercy Nursing Home.
The nursing home facility reported the incident as required under New York law. The Attorney General’s Office has charged the former aide with second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws.
Elder abuse charged at Adirondack Medical Center’s Mercy Nursing Home, Denise A. Raymo, PressRepublican.com, May 14, 2009.