Suspect Arrested in Nursing Home Abuse Case

Police have arrested a woman suspected in a nursing home abuse case. The arrest affidavit states that the suspect is wanted for abusing an 80-year-old woman. One of the nursing home staff noticed the victim’s closed door and the fact that her help light was activated. The employee went to check on the victim and saw the suspect striking the resident on her left hand. The worker than saw blood and the bed and reported it to the home. Other staff then noticed bruising beginning to develop on both of the victim’s hands and arms. The suspect, a certified nurse aid, admitted to “popping the victim” and holding her hands down and trying to fight with her. Physical elderly abuse can occur everywhere, including in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.

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