Nurse's aide arrested for mistreatment of resident
Posted at: 02/27/2013 2:33 PM | Updated at: 02/27/2013 10:56 PM
A certified nurse aid, working at a Greece nursing home, is accused of throwing a chicken bone at an elderly resident and slamming her wheelchair into a door. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the arrest of Groven Glenn on Wednesday.
Glenn is charged with endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person or an incompetent or physically disable person and related misdemeanors.
Schneiderman say Glenn's actions were caught on surveillance video on November 5, 2012. According to the felony complaint, Glenn became angry at the 83-year-old resident at the Park Ridge Living Center and threw a chicken bone at her after she tossed some napkins in his direction earlier. The complaint goes on to say that Glenn then pushed the resident and her wheelchair into a door.
According to Schneiderman, Glenn later acknowledge some of his actions, stating, “I was pissed, got angry and couldn't control myself." If convicted, Glenn faces 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.
Glenn was employed by Unity Health System from September 2004 until December 2012. Unity Health System tells News10NBC that Glenn is no longer affiliated with Unity Health System.
On Wednesday night the woman's granddaughter spoke to News10NBC about her grandmother.
“She gave me anything I needed, any of her grandchildren, she would give the shirt off her back. As she advanced in age and dementia she would get agitated at times and she could be hard to handle. I absolutely agree with that, but if you're in the profession of taking care of people with mental issues, you should know how to deal with them and if you get upset walk away,” said Kim Trobia.
According to Trobia her grandmother died in late November.