May 12, 2011
In addition to the administrator at Winterville Retirement Center in Georgia being arrested for stealing money from a resident, two other workers at the nursing home have been arrested over the past two months for other acts of nursing home abuse.
The other arrests came after a worker punched an 82-year-old female resident in the head for taking butter from the dining area. The resident died shortly after the attack and the incident is being looked into by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as to whether the attack led to her death.
Another employee at the nursing home was charged with stealing the deceased resident’s medication, over 100 Xanax tablets. The stolen medication was found at the home of the employee.
“Your agency is as good as your top person, that’s the best way to sum it up,” said Sgt. Jimmy Fulcher. “If your leader is corrupt, what’s the rest of the crowd going to do except possibly follow them?”
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, please notify the police immediately and contact a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer.