March 12, 2013
A Madison, Tennessee woman was indicted last week in a Madison County courthouse for nursing home abuse against a former resident at the assisted living facility she used to work at.
According to a news release, Candace Singleton, 41, was working at the Elmwood Assisted Living Facility off of Old Humboldt Road, in the Elmcroft Heartland Village community, in Jackson last year. On August 6, 2012, the nursing home reported Singleton to the Jackson police after allegations of abuse from a resident.
Although specific details of the abuse have not yet been released, police found enough evidence to arrest Singleton and charge her with abuse of an adult, attempted aggravated assault, and simple assault. She was arrested at her place of residence a little over a week after the nursing home abuse was reported. She was bailed out on a $5,000 bond.
On March 4, Singleton was formally indicted on all charges. She is now awaiting formal arraignment which is scheduled for next week at the Jackson County Courthouse.
Shortly after the incident, Singleton was fired from her position at Elmwood. However, even though Singleton was terminated, the resident who suffered from the alleged nursing homes abuse was also removed from the facility by loved ones. As of today, no update has been given on the victim’s current condition.
Although criminal charges have been filed, the victim’s loved ones have the legal right in Tennessee to retain the services of a Tennessee nursing home abuse lawyer.