Elderly resident allegedly assaulted at east Charlotte nursing home

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Posted: Dec 20, 2010 11:58 AM EST, Update: Dec 20, 2010 3:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Police are investigating a case of alleged abuse involving a senior resident at a nursing facility in east Charlotte.

The alleged incident happened at Emeritus Senior Living Center located at 3610 Randolph Road.

A report was filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Sunday, Dec. 19. 

The victim is an 85-year-old woman who was allegedly assaulted by an employee who kicked the victim on her legs.  The victim suffered minor injuries which included bruises and scratches, the police report indicates.  The police report was filed by the resident’s daughter.

The alleged assault happened sometime between Saturday, Dec. 18 at 4:15 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4:02 p.m.

WBTV spoke with an official at the facility on Monday who said there had previously never been a report alleging abuse of a patient at this facility. 

“We are cooperating with the CMPD and are conducting our own internal investigation regarding this resident, and, by law, we have to notify the state that there has been an allegation of abuse,” said Kristi Anthony-Keeter a spokesperson for Emeritus Senior Living Center.  “Our residents are like family and we hate when there are allegations like this.” 

Copyright 2010 WBTV. All rights reserved.  Reference: http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13714061

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