Another nursing home employee was arrested by Florida authorities on charges she abused an elderly nursing home resident under her care. Karlene Brown was arrested by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Brown was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant by Bay Pointe Terrace, a in Broward County.
Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit’s Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PANE) team had investigated. They wee acting on information received from the Department of Children and Families. According to investigators, Brown became angered at an 88-year-old resident who suffers from dementia. She grabbed the resident by the collar and forcefully dragged the elderly woman into the woman’s room. The events were captured by a video recorder which was in the resident’s room.
Did the facility train her on how to handle demented residents? Was the facility short-staffed leading to frustration and burn-out? Did she have too much responsibility and not enough help? How long had she worked there?