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Nursing Home is Fined After Employee Abuses Patient

A nursing home was fined after state authorities began investigating a case of elderly abuse. Additionally, state authorities will not allow any new patients to be admitted to the home after the elderly abuse case surfaced. The story surrounds a nursing assistant who committed elderly abuse against a blind patient. The employee has been charged by police with willful and physical abuse. A resident was hit with a clipboard and incontinence pad and the information was reported to the senior person on duty where there was a delay in investigating the matter. Additionally, the patient was also slapped and had her hair pulled. The patient has now been fired after the elderly abuse incident. Since the nursing home gets federal funding for Medicare, Medicaid and VA Patents the federal authorities are part of the elderly abuse investigation. The department of health has fined the nursing home $1,500 and ordered them to complete a plan of correction while not permitting any new patients. The nursing home also faces civil fines that are stacking up by $3,500 a day. To read the full story, click here.