A certified nursing assistant at a nursing home is charged with choking and pushing one of the facility’s residents. The man was arrested for felony battery charges after police were called to the nursing home in reference to the elderly battery. He was found asleep in a recliner of the woman he physical abused. Employees told police that they heard the victim screaming “please don’t hurt me” and there was a smacking noise coming from the room. The victim stated that the elderly abuse occurred by the employee trying to choke her. It is important that nursing homes to thorough background checks so that nursing home abuse such as this does not occur. If you or a loved one has experienced elderly abuse at the hands of a nursing home employee, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the physical abuse, please click the link.