A nurse’s aide accused of punching and threatening an 83-year-old nursing home resident who has Alzheimer’s disease was arraigned on assault and battery charges. The woman allegedly punched the victim twice in chest and stomach, pushed her down onto her bed, and ordered her not to get up again. The elderly woman had gotten out of bed at the nursing home and was apparently wandering around her room when the aide entered and starting hitting her. Investigators say that the victim’s roommate witnessed the elderly attack and an investigation was launched. The woman was charged with assault and battery on an elderly person and threatening to commit a crime. The aide has been fired after the elderly abuse. Physical abuse is all too commonplace in nursing homes. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.