Two Certified Nurses Aides in upstate New York nursing homes were arrested as a result of the investigative efforts of Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo. A C.N.A. who was working at Kirkhaven Nursing Home is accused of kicking an 88 year-old resident in the ribs. In addition, a former C.N.A. at the Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, is accused of tying up a 76 year-old resident with her own nightgown leaving her immobile.
Both C.N.A.’s have been removed from their respective positions and charged with Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Individual.
Cuomo explained his concerns by stating, “Thousands of New Yorkers and their families depend on nursing home aides and healthcare professionals to provide vital services to their loved ones. For any of these caregivers to abuse the trust we place in them is reprehensible, and my office will continue to intervene on behalf of vulnerable New Yorkers to ensure safe and quality care.”
Two healthcare workers arrested on abuse allegations, WHEC.com, January 29, 2009