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New Jersey Health Aide Neglects Elderly Patient with Serious Injuries, Indicted on Elderly Neglect Charges

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On Thursday, May 11th a New Jersey home health aide was indicted by a Morris Country grand jury on a third-degree neglect of an elderly or disabled person by a caretaker charge.

The home health aide reportedly refused to help her 90-year-old patient off of the floor after she fell while getting out of bed. The 90-year-old woman, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, sustained a head injury in the fall.

“Instead of helping the woman and determining whether medical help was needed, [the home health aide] remained seated with her legs up on the woman's wheelchair and scrolled through her cell phone, authorities said.

The woman remained on the floor for a prolonged period of time, and when [the health aide] allegedly approached her, she wiped the blood from her body and remarked to the effect that the woman would now remain in bed, authorities said”-NJ.com

This is yet another tragic example of how so many of our elderly loved ones are being failed. If you or a loved one were abused or neglected in a New York or New Jersey nursing home contact us today.

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