UPDATE: Caregiver charged with elder abuse
An arrest warrant was served Friday
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department was contacted on September 7 by management of Pruitt Health-Palmyra Nursing Home about a potential case of abuse of a patient, which was recorded by an employee’s cellphone.
A warrant for aggravated assault on a person 65 or older has been issued against Angela Marie Robinson, 41, APD said. She has since been booked, and posted a bond at the Dougherty County jail.
The person who reported the incident said that it happened on August 28, and because of staffing schedules, it wasn’t shown to a manager until later.
The APD report shows that the administrator called police to report that a cell phone video showed a caregiver slapping, shoving her knee into the stomach and choking an elderly dementia patient who soiled himself.
Chris King, an administrator at Pruitt Health-Palmyra, said in a statement the nursing home is aware of the allegations and is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.
As always, our number one priority is our commitment to caring for our patients and their safety and well-being. We will continue in our efforts to provide the highest level of quality care possible to our patients and their loved ones.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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