January 26, 2012
A former nurse at Cumberland Valley Manor Nursing Home in Burkesville, Kentucky has been charged with theft of a controlled substance and neglect.
The former nurse was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on 11 counts of neglect for stealing medications from 10 residents at the nursing home. The woman faces 5 to 10 years for the Class C felony.
The accused woman was also indicted on 11 counts of theft of a controlled substance and faces 5 to 10 years for those Class D felony charges.
The nursing home abuse was uncovered by an investigation by the Burkesville Police Department and the state Attorney General’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control.
The nursing home administrator declined to comment on the case but insists that resident care is their number one priority.
A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family explore your legal options following an incident of nursing home abuse or neglect.