WSBTV reported that police accuse 34-year-old nursing assistant at Indian Trail Road Nursing Home Joan Malcolm of punching resident Elizabeth Diaz in the face after the care worker came into her room on Christmas Day to change her.  Diaz has an injured eye and a broken nose which may need surgery to fix. “It’s swollen she can’t breathe through the left nose, left side. Where the impact took place,” Pedro Diaz said.

“Oh my. Happy New Year,” Pedro Diaz said after he learned the woman accused of attacking his mother in the Lilburn nursing home is now behind bars,  “You put all your trust in individuals like them and then you turn around and you’re like what do you do now?” Pedro Diaz said.

Diaz says he is working to get his mother out of the Pruitt Health Facility, even though Malcom is behind bars.

“My main concern is her well-being if it’s got to be a facility until we prepare something for her at home,” Pedro Diaz said.

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