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Investigation Leads to Neglect Charges at Nursing Home

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Rochester: Investigation Leads to Neglect Charges at Nursing Home
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The state Attorney General's Office says the investigation came at the request of the victim's son, who became suspicious that his father was being mistreated at the Blossom North Nursing home on Portland Avenue. The patient has since passed away.

The investigation relied on a hidden camera, and focused on the treatment of a double-amputee resident at the facility.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the video surveillance shows nurses failing to dispense the patient's medication properly, measure his blood sugar and properly care for his catheter. The state says the patient also suffered partial upper body paralysis and Type 2 diabetes, and was completely dependent on the care of the nursing staff.

The 10 employees are charged with several felony and misdemeanor counts. The six nurses charged are:
• Junetta Jenkins, Rochester
• Jasmine Franco, Rochester,
• Champagne Anderson, Rochester
• Savannah Harding, Rochester
• Binita Dahal, Brooklyn
• Faye Aguillon, Queens.

The four nursing assistants facing charges are:
• Krista Stevenson
• Christy Holmes
• Elizabeth Acevedo
• Iesha Short

All are due in City Court on Friday.

One additional nurse may be facing similar charges in connection with the case.

If convicted, the defendants could face up to four years in prison.

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