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Nursing Home Aide will Serve 20 Months in Hidden Camera Abuse Case

A former nursing home aide has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after hidden cameras caught her abusing a paralyzed stroke victim at a nursing home facility earlier this year. The 30-year-old woman took the sentence as part of a plea agreement. Police arrested her in July on charges of felony abuse. There was a video of the aggressor physically abusing the woman. The camera captured two separate occasions where the employee was abusing the woman. During one incident the employee forced the woman out of her wheelchair, striking her three times on the arm before slinging her onto the bed. The force caused the woman to hit her head on the headboard. During another incident, the employee picked up a doll the victim had in her lap and struck her with it. Both episodes of nursing home abuse were totally unprovoked. Physical abuse is a very troubling form of nursing home abuse. To find out more about the physical abuse, please click the link.