Monday, December 20, 2010

NC Nurse Aide accused of Elder Abuse

CHARLOTTE, NC - Police are investigating a case of alleged abuse involving a senior resident at a nursing facility in east Charlotte.

The alleged incident happened at Emeritus Senior Living Center located at 3610 Randolph Road.

A report was filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Sunday, Dec. 19.

The victim is an 85-year-old woman who was allegedly assaulted by an employee who kicked the victim on her legs. The victim suffered minor injuries which included bruises and scratches, the police report indicates. The police report was filed by the resident's daughter.

The alleged assault happened sometime between Saturday, Dec. 18 at 4:15 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4:02 p.m.

WBTV spoke with an official at the facility on Monday who said there had previously never been a report alleging abuse of a patient at this facility.

"We are cooperating with the CMPD and are conducting our own internal investigation regarding this resident, and, by law, we have to notify the state that there has been an allegation of abuse," said Kristi Anthony-Keeter a spokesperson for Emeritus Senior Living Center. "Our residents are like family and we hate when there are allegations like this."

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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.

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