May 13, 2012
A worker at Goldstone Assisted Living Home in Great Falls, Montana is accused of routinely stealing medications from patients. The residents were reportedly not getting proper medical care as a result of the woman’s theft.
The woman, who was already on probation for felony theft, was found to have in her possession hydrocodone and other prescription drugs. The official charges against the nursing home worker are criminal possession of dangerous drugs and elder abuse.
The accused woman reportedly admitted stealing medication since she was hired at the nursing home about six months ago. She is being held in jail on $10,000 bail.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. It is not uncommon to have drug addicts in nursing homes stealing medications causing residents unnecessary pain, health problems, and even death from a lack of proper medicine. You should consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer if you suspect abuse or neglect in a nursing home. These specialized attorneys can help you get justice during this very difficult time.