New York Nursing Home Aid arrested for neglecting and causing injury to a resident
Investigation in a case of nursing home abuse at Genesee County Nursing Home, NY, led to the arrest of 25 year old Sarah Waclawski a certified nurse’s aid, for causing personal injury to a resident of the nursing home. The nurse’s aid was taking care of a 100 year old elderly patient with dementia and didn’t follow safety protocol when moving the patient from her bed to her wheelchair. She decided to move the patient from the wheelchair to the bed and back from the bed to the chair. The patient fell on the floor, hitting her head on the wheelchair and sustained lacerations and pain due to the negligence of the nurse’s aid.
In a comment in the Press Release, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said “My Office Will Prosecute Cases Of Nursing Home Abuse And Make It Clear That This Will Not Be Tolerated”