A woman who worked as a nursing home’s office manager for 13 years has been arrested. She is accused of accused of stealing $115,000 from nursing home patients and the owner.
The former office manager is Cassandra Bailey, 39, of Morrilton, Arkansas. The nursing home is St. Andrews Place in Conway.
The former office manager is accused of stealing $115,000 from nursing home patients and the owner. According to news reports, Bailey admitted to stealing the money from patient accounts. Baily admitted to the offense after being fired, due to job performance. If convicted, Bailey would face five to 20 years in prison and up to a $15,000 fine. Source.
The question is – who’s paying attention to this employee? Responsible care facilities don’t steal from the people they are supposed to care for. They don’t hire employees who steal from the people they are supposed to care for. When nursing homes and other care facilities fail to hire, train, and supervise their employees, they are not being responsible. Bad things happen when those we trust fail to meet their fundamental responsibilities. Such irresponsibility puts vulnerable residents at risk of catastrophic harm.
Significantly, this 104-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Health Inspections ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report on nursing homes. St. Andrew’s Place was cited with 13 health deficiencies (double the U.S. average of 6.8). These include the facility’s:
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene;
- Failures to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores;
- Failure to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function.
The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe you or your loved one has suffered medication errors because the nursing home failed to do its job, take action today and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.