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Nursing Home Caregiver Faces Battery Charges

A certified nursing assistant is facing felony trial after she allegedly punched a 94-year-old nursing home resident in the mouth. The woman is charged with felony battery resulting in bodily injury to a woman who was an endangered adult at the time of the incident. The nursing assistant allegedly physically abused the elderly woman after she supposedly spit at her. When the woman’s daughter came to visit her at the nursing home her mother’s face was red and she was apparently drugged. An employee at the nursing home told her that they needed to send her mother to the hospital because she was hit by the nursing assistant. There were rumors that other employees say the nursing assistant slug and slap the elderly woman in the face two or three times, which resulted in a black eye and two other facial bruises. A civil elderly abuse lawsuit has also been filed in this case. The nursing assistant has been removed from her position after the alleged elderly abuse. To read the full story, click here.