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April 16, 2012

A nurse’s assistant at Ponce Care Center in Saint Augustine, FL has been arrested and charged with elder abuse after he allegedly held a pillow over a resident’s face.

The nursing home abuse was discovered by another worker at the nursing home who heard the victim yelling and clearly in trouble. The alleged victim is an 81-year-old woman with dementia.

The 53-year old man accused of the abuse was fired from the nursing home after his arrest.

This past October another worker at Ponce Care Center was arrested and is accused of battery on a person 65 years or older. The worker in that case is accused of twisting a resident’s arm to the point where the resident yelled out in pain.

Physical abuse is one of the many forms of abuse that unfortunately occur all the time throughout our country. A nursing home abuse lawyer fights for justice when abuse or neglect in a nursing home occurs. We encourage you to contact an attorney if you or a loved one was abused in a nursing home.

source: http://staugustine.com/police-report/2012-04-13/nursing-home-aide-accused-abusing-dementia-patient#.T4yhq6uXQZR

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