A former nursing assistant was arrested and charged with felony elder abuse. The woman allegedly kicked a 76-year-old woman in the back and slapped her in the face. The elder abuser and two other employees were helping the elderly woman get up from a fall in the bathroom. Struggling to help the woman, the nursing assistant kicked her in the lower back while she was still down and then slapped her in the face when she was lifted to her feet. This physical abuse happens too often to nursing home residents. The woman faces one charge of battery on the elderly and one charge of elderly abuse, which are both felonies. If you believe that nursing home abuse has happened to one of our loved ones, find a Chicago lawyer. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.