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Nursing Home Workers Accused of Abuse

Two nursing home workers have been arrested for crimes against elderly adults which include one nurse who is accused of pouring aftershave on a patient’s genitals. The women worked as licensed practical nurses in the nursing home. One of the employees was charged with two felony counts of eldery abuse of a vulnerable adult after being indicted by a grand jury. The man accuses the 46-year-old employee of “pouring aftershave on the genitals of a patient” and administering medication that caused pain to elderly residents. She faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. The second employee is accused of taking the pain medication hydrocodone that meant for more than one patient. This employee faces one to five years in prison if convicted. This incident highlights the need for nursing homes to closely monitor their employees. To read the full story, click here.