Thursday, October 03, 2013

Nursing home worker charged in death of patient

 Following an investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, two nursing home workers were charged in Beckham County District Court last month.

One of the workers, a Granite woman has been charged in connection with the death of a 76-year-old nursing home patient and has been denied bail. 

According to an affidavit, the Elk City Police Department contacted the state Attorney General's office about possible neglect or abuse by a caretaker at Bell Avenue Nursing Center in Elk City in April of 2012. 

The investigation concluded that a 76-year-old patient was injured during the transfer from a bed to a wheelchair and suffered life threatening injuries, according to the court document.