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October 28, 2011
Ohio’s state government announced this week that it will take up to three months to post a list of nurse’s aids no longer allowed to work in nursing homes because of allegations of abuse, neglect, and theft of property. According to Channel 3 News, the list is being made easier to access in response to a growing concern for the safety of the elderly living in care facilities.
The problem has received more attention in the state after one of the area’s top investigative reporting teams uncovered heinous acts occurring daily to a 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Video footage captured eight nurses aids subjecting the patient to numerous forms of abuse, including hitting, shoving, and throwing the woman. All the aides were later fired and are facing charges of abuse in court. If convicted their names will go on the list as well.
The list of 1,800 individuals has been compiled since the early 90’s and catalogues every nurse’s aid that have been disciplined by the Department of Health for an infraction involving a patient. Although the government’s version of the list will not be up and running for several more months, Channel 3 News created a copy of the list which they have posted now.
The Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy urge you to share other ways to keep your family members safe while in care facilities with us by posting to our Facebook page.
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