Monday, December 20, 2010

Grant County nursing assistant charged with patient abuse

LANCASTER, Wis. -- A Grant County woman is charged for allegedly abusing an Alzheimer's patient at a nursing home Lancaster.

21-year-old Tiffany Krantz of Lancaster is charged with one count of abuse of a patient, or resident.

According to court documents, Krantz, a Certified Nursing Assistant at Lancaster Care Center, and another woman were checking on residents when an Alzheimer's patient pressed an alarm while trying to get out of bed.

After going into the woman's room, Krantz was heard forcefully telling the woman to lay back down.

The woman pressed her alarm again a short time later, and Krantz and the other woman went back to the patient's room.

Krantz allegedly grabbed the woman and swore at her while assisting her into a wheelchair. As Krantz was leaving the woman's room, they also allegedly "cuffed" the woman on the head and pulled her hair.

Krantz no longer works on Lancaster Care Center. She is scheduled to appear in court January 25.

Grant County nursing assistant charged with patient abuse - WKBT News 8 - La Crosse, WI -

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