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Two nursing home employees arrested for patient neglect

Almost two years after alleged neglect and mistreatment of a completely depended Alzheimer’s patient, and falsified records, two nurses aides were arrested for perpetuating a pattern of neglect at a now-closed nursing home in Buffalo, New York, according to report by The Buffalo News.

Hidden camera video footage documented the neglect that Donna Laury, 48, and Nakeia Green, 35, imposed on a 79-year-old resident suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to The Buffalo News.

The incidents occurred in 2012, according to the investigation.

The Buffalo News reported that the nurses aides failed to follow treatment standards, specifically failing to use a mechanical lift required to move the patient. The News also reported that when the nurses did use the mechanical lift, they didn’t use the required number of people to operate the machinery.

Both are charged with felony and misdemeanor counts and both have been fired, according to The Buffalo News. The felony counts are for falsifying business records and the misdemeanor counts are endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person.

The nursing home was located into the Erie County Medical Center. Center president Richard C. Cleland expressed disappointment in his facility’s quality of care when speaking to The Buffalo News.

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