Newsday reported that the director of nursing services at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center was sentenced to a conditional discharge after a felony conviction for falsifying records.
Riadel Manzano will be barred from working for any health care programs the government funds and faces losing her nursing license.
Prosecutors charged that Manzano knowingly gave a Department of Health investigator a record showing the home’s nursing staff had monitored a patient as required. However, the patient seriously injured after repeatedly falling when he was not being monitored. After one fall, he had to be hospitalized and his head wound required stapling, he said.