Stemming from an elder abuse investigation conducted by the New York State Attorney General, a Certified Nursing Aide at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was recently placed on three years probation and was forced to surrender her C.N.A. certificate. The NYSAG investigation revealed that while assisting another CNA help an 80 year-old resident in the shower, C.N.A. Rhonda Woodson flicked the resident’s ear and nose, sprayed water up the resident’s nose, and slapped the resident’s head.
Long-Term-Care Community Coalition Quarterly Report, Winter 2009.