Elderly Nursing Home Worker Charged with Elder Abuse in Florida

Sadly, incidents of nursing home abuse appear to be on the rise all over the United States and the State of Florida is no exception. Take, for example, the somewhat shocking recent news report of a 74 year old nursing home worker who allegedly abused a 66 year old resident in Deltona, Florida. The 74 year old nursing assistant was charged with elder abuse after co-workers claimed they actually witnessed her striking the back of a patient’s head multiple times. The incident occurred at Deltona Health Care which is now under investigation by the Agency for Health Care Administration, or AHCA,  as well as the Florida Department of Children and Families. According to documents released in the case by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Randall Allison, a 66 year old wheelchair-bound resident suffering from severe dementia, tried to leave the facility without authorization last November. Nursing assistant Marthe Alonzeau, 74, allegedly noticed Ellison trying to leave and turned his w


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