October 7, 2011
A former nursing assistant at St. Michael’s Lutheran Home in Fountain City, Wisconsin entered an Alford plea after being accused of nursing home abuse. The plea means she did not admit wrongdoing but admits a jury will likely find her guilty. The woman was accused of punching an elderly patient in the head.
Originally charged with felony intentional abuse and causing bodily harm, the woman’s charge was reduced to misdemeanor negligence and she must now do 40 hours of community service as well as take an anger management program.
The elderly nursing home resident told a social worker, “Every time she comes in this room, I get a biff.” The nursing assistant was accused of punching the elderly woman in the head three times, which left a large bruise.
Physical nursing home abuse and other forms of abuse should be reported to the authorities right away. You should also get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you with your legal options following abuse or neglect.