The Beaufort Gazette reported the arrest of a CNA at Carolina House, a Hilton Head Island nursing home with three counts of elder abuse after a co-worker saw the employee verbally and physically assault a 93-year-old female patient, giving her a bloody nose, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release and incident report.  The reporting employee recorded the incidents on an audio device she had been carrying with her.

Sonia King is charged with three counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with an ongoing investigation into possible patient mistreatment by King at Carolina House.  The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate whether King assaulted other patients during her employment.

The other two victims were 70 and 79. Each woman was treated with injuries

Brookdale Senior Living is the Tennessee-based company that operates Carolina House.


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