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Woman Accused of Striking Elderly Patient

A woman is charged with elderly abuse on a nursing home resident who was under her care. The woman worked as a nursing assistant at the nursing home. The woman struck a 65-year-old across the left side of the resident’s face with a closed fist. At some point a co-worker heard yelling, walked in and said the worker had punched the victim in the face. When asked why she physically abused the elderly woman she explained that the victim hit her first. The woman is charged with a third-degree felony with one count of abuse of an elderly person. She could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Physical abuse can oftentimes happen at the hands of the wrong caretakers. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.