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Nurse’s Assistant Pleads Guilty to Abusing Patient

A nurse’s assistant admitted Friday she abused a patient in her care at a nursing home. The woman pled guilty to one count of misdemeanor abuse of a vulnerable adult. The nursing assistant had physically abused a patient by striking their buttocks. The patient was bruised and “visibly shaken by the event” but “wasn’t seriously injured physically.” The nursing home had dismissed the employee once the report of elderly abuse was entered. The assistant’s name will put her on a registry prohibiting her from working at any care facility accepting Medicaid for at least five years. Nursing home abuse can occur everywhere, including Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the physical abuse, please click the link.