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State investigates nursing home’s abuse of 78 year-old Alzheimer’s patient

A state agency has begun a nursing home abuse investigation into a rehabilitation center where a nurse injected Xanax into a 78 year-old Alzheimer’s patient. If the investigation finds severe nursing home abuse, the facility could face possible sanctions such as fines or license revocation.

A nurse at the facility is charged with battery of a senior citizen. According to a police report, the nurse broke up a 2mg Xanax pill and dissolved it with a saline solution.

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