A certified nurse’s aide at Bronx nursing home, Gold Crest Care Center, was recently arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and three counts of willfully violating the Public Health Law. She was reportedly caught on video abusing an elderly resident who suffers from Alzheimer’s DIsease.
According to the Office of the NY State Attorney General, Sandra Kerr, a 55 year-old, was caught on camera hitting the Alzheimer’s patient twice in her side on September 14, 2013. The resident’s granddaughter had been worried about her care, and hid the camera in the room.
C.N.A. Kerr also allegedly pushed the helpless woman into the metal railing of her bed, pushed padding from the bed onto her body, and snapped the victim’s arm back.
Kerr, who lives in in Williamsbridge, could face one year in jail.
Gold Crest was recently cited by the New York State Department of Health for employing individuals guilty of abuse and failing to have policies in place to avoid abuse and/or neglect of its residents.
Our firm has handled matters involving Gold Crest in the past. If you or a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home, please contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC in order to protect your rights.