In April, 2016 New York State General Eric T. Schneiderman confirmed that a nurse from a Nassau county nursing home would be charged with offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and tampering with physical evidence for giving falsified records to a NYS Department of Health Investigator.
The incident occurred at Woodmere nursing home in Woodmere, New York. The accused nurse, the then Director of Nursing Services, is said to have intentionally provided false records to a State Investigator.
The falsified records claimed a disabled patient was in fact receiving monitored care as ordered by physicians. According to the patients physician he/she needed to be monitored every thirty minutes because of a history of frequent fall downs which resulted in serious injury. When the nurses failed to provide the patient with the attention that was so desperately needed they left him/her at risk for serious injury. The accused nurse is said to have attempted to cover up the negligent actions of the nursing home staff.
Sadly this is not an isolated incident, every day nursing home residents across the country and in New York specifically are subjected to abuse and neglect. Learn more about nursing home abuse and neglect here.