September 18, 2011
A former nursing assistant at Fountain City health care center in Buffalo City, Wisconsin has pleaded no contest after being accused of repeatedly punching an elderly nursing home resident in the forehead.
The 93-year-old female nursing home resident has since passed away but last year said the nursing home assistant would hit her every time she came into the room. The elderly resident said on August 2, 2010 she was hit in the forehead three times. The nursing home abuse left a large bruise on the woman’s forehead.
The nursing assistant, who was charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult, will have to complete 40 hours of community service, take anger management counseling, and is not allowed to work as a caregiver.
The abuser is, however, allowed to give child care services.
Physical and other forms of abuse in nursing homes are nothing new. Unfortunately nursing home abuse and neglect is not uncommon in our country. We can, however, hold abusers and nursing homes accountable for abuse by contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer should you or a loved one experience nursing home abuse.