VTDigger reported the arrest of Kareen McGregor on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony, and simple assault, a misdemeanor for assaulting an 88-year-old patient. Police allege that McGregor, a licensed nursing assistant at the Genesis nursing home, poured water over the head and face of a female patient, then placed clothing around the patient’s head and neck to impede her breathing.
The police investigation involved speaking with members of the patient’s family, who were the first to report the incident. Police also spoke with staff and other patients who witnessed the incident. They found bruising on the resident.
Genesis, which operates more than 500 nursing homes and other health facilities nationally, is the largest nursing home operator in both New Hampshire and Vermont.