August 17, 2011
A former certified nursing aide at Golden Living Center nursing home in Pell City, Alabama was arrested for assaulting a resident. The aide was immediately fired after the abuse and faces one to ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $15,000.
The former nursing aide is accused of hitting a resident in the face and was indicted for Abuse of a Protected Person. Evidence of the abuse was presented to a St. Clair County grand jury by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Unfortunately, physical abuse of nursing home residents happens throughout our country. It is vital in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect that family members of nursing home residents make regular visits to their relative’s nursing home and watch for signs of nursing home abuse or neglect.
If you suspect abuse or neglect is occurring you need to contact the authorities and speak with a nursing home abuse lawyer to discuss your legal options.