July 2, 2012
A certified nurse aide at Ranchwood Nursing Center in Yukon, Oklahoma has been charged with abusing an elderly resident. The worker allegedly tied an elderly female resident to her wheelchair using a bed sheet.
It is illegal use restraints on a resident for a worker’s convenience. A doctor’s written order must be obtained in order to legally use physical restraints.
The CNA faces up to a $10,000 fine or 10 years in jail.
Anyone with information on nursing home abuse in Oklahoma is encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s Office which can be reached at (405) 521-4274.
There are many forms of abuse and neglect in a nursing home, from illegal physical restraint to neglect to sexual abuse–and all should be taken seriously.
We recommend that any of our visitors who know of or suspect abuse in a nursing home get in touch with a qualified nursing home abuse attorney to discuss your potential case.