Two Nursing Home Workers Accused of Abuse
Two Nursing Home Workers Accused of Abuse – according to the Biloxi Mississippi Sun Herald:
Two nursing home workers have been arrested for crimes involving vulnerable adults, including one nurse accused of pouring after shave on a patient’s genitals, Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday. Hood said in a news release that the women worked as licensed practical nurses at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. A woman who answered the phone Friday at the facility refused to give her name and said no one was available to discuss the matter. She didn’t know if the nurses had lawyers.
Cynthia Hunt of New Albany was charged Thursday with two felony counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult after being indicted by a Union County grand jury. Hood accuses the 46-year-old Hunt of “pouring after shave on the genitals of a patient” and administering medication that caused pain. She faces a maximum 40 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. Kathy Brooks, 59, of Blue Mountain, is accused of taking the pain medication hydrocodone that was meant for more than one patient, Hood said. She faces one to five years in prison if convicted.
“Any person found guilty of torturing a disabled person or stealing their pain medications leaving them to suffer should receive little mercy for such sinful crimes,” Hood said.
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