A licensed nurse employed by Shore Winds Nursing Home in Rochester, New York has been arrested and charged with rape in the second degree (felony) and endangering the welfare of an incompetent (misdemeanor). The nurse, Kipper Allen Stevens, allegedly had sexual intercourse with a disabled resident. She was arraigned last week. Bail was set at $1500.
This story underscores the importance of proper screening of potential nursing home employees, as well as the importance of implementing timely and proper evaluations of current nursing home employees.
The attorneys at Gallivan & Gallivan are dedicated to protecting nursing home residents against elder abuse.
Rochester nursing home employee charged with rape, RocNow, Victoria Freele, July 17, 2009.