An aid in a New York nursing home was arrested late last week in connection with the abuse of an elderly woman, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.
Sarina Francis, an aid at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person or an incompetent or physically disabled person, TimesUnion.com reported. She was also charged with two counts of willful violation of health laws, and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, TimesUnion.com reported.
Francis has been accused of taking a woman to her room on Aug. 17 and abusing her. According to the Attorney General’s statement, on the way to the room the woman became aggressive and hit Francis in the face and Francis responded by allegedly grabbing the woman by the left wrist and twisting her arm behind her head. That action fractured the woman’s wrist, TimesUnion.com reported. Francis is also charged with hitting the woman in the face with her own hand and a pair of urine-soaked briefs.