A nursing home social worker has been charged with abuse after pushing a patient to the ground and then kicking their legs out of the way to exit the door. The social worker pleaded not guilty, however, did not help the patient off the floor. The patient suffers from a brain injury and seizures, and is a high fall risk. The social worker faces up to four years behind bars if convicted.
“Nursing home residents are among our state’s most vulnerable citizens and their safety and security should be a given in a nursing facility,” said the attorney general on the case. “My office will not tolerate anyone being abused by those responsible for their care, and we will continue working to ensure that those most in need of help are safely cared for and treated with respect and dignity.” For more, read the story.