Florida Nurse Arrested For Alzheimer Patient Abuse
A wife of an Alzheimer’s Disease patient witnessed a nurse abusing her husband. The nursing home did nothing to stop it. The unnerving discovery is the nurse who abused her spouse had been a certified nursing assistant for almost 30 years.
About Nursing Home Abuse
Each year in the United States, an estimated 2.1 million seniors are the victims of some form of abuse. Many elderly do not report the abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, abused elders die earlier than those who are well cared for. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the maltreatment and abuse of the elderly is a significant problem among the elderly population in America. It is more common in women over age 80. Abuse victims are at a 300 perfect increase of dying within three years. Unfortunately, only 1 out of every 6 elderly persons report the event.
Nursing Home Nurse Arrested
While visiting her husband at a Vero Beach nursing home, the wife watched a video of a nursing assistant yanking her husband’s pants. Then, she began stomping on his foot. Her husband has severe Alzheimer’s Disease. When the man did not comply, she threw him to the floor and began kicking him. He began asking her to stop, but the assistant refused.
The Florida Department of Health suspended her license and now the medical assistant faces charges of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. She posted a $25,000 bond and pleaded not guilty. The nursing assistant had been employed for over 27 years.
Get Justice for a Loved One
If you suspect abuse or neglect, do not accept denials. Instead, contact a knowledgeable lawyer experienced with representing victims. When an abuser injures a resident at a care facility, it is not always obvious what happened and legal liability. The evidence available is often incomplete and may be self-serving for the defendant – the nursing home. This is why a free consultation with us is so important. We have been assisting the injured for 20 years. We help clients from all over the country. Our consultations are completely free. Call today.