Nursing home employee to serve 60-day sentence for nursing home abuse

While nursing homes are supposed to be safe havens for their vulnerable residents, the residents sometimes suffer from abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are responsible for caring for the residents. A Wisconsin nursing home employee will serve 60 days in jail for the nursing home abuse of a resident. The 26 year-old employee pleaded no contest to a felony abuse charge. The employee was charged with hitting the patient in the head with a hair pick. The victim-resident, who has a diminished mental capacity, had several trauma marks on her scalp. A nurse who witnessed the incident called police to the scene.

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