May 16, 2013
A Dayton, Ohio woman was indicted this week by a Montgomery County grand jury for charges of nursing home abuse.
According to reports, 70-year-old Norma Black was an activity assistant at Arbors at Dayton Subacute, when in March of 2012, she was accused of hitting a male resident. After the allegation, the case was turned over to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Per Wes Ramsey, an administrator at the nursing home, all complaints and allegations at Arbors at Dayton are looked into:
“If an allegation of misconduct is made, we conduct a thorough internal investigation. This individual’s employment was suspended during our investigation and her employment was terminated. All appropriate licensing agencies were notified as well,” Ramsey said in a statement this week.
Ramsey was employed at the nursing from 2007 until March of 2012. There has been no indication yet as to whether she’s been liable for any other cases of nursing home abuse.
On Wednesday, Black was indicted on a fourth-degree felony charge of patient abuse. She is expected to return to court on May 28. If convicted, she may face fines as well as prison time.
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