Local nursing home nurse's aide facing charges for injuring 100-year-old resident

Updated: 02/04/2014 3:33 PM
Created: 02/04/2014 2:47 PM WHEC.com

A local certified nurse aide is facing charges after the Attorney General’s Office says she injured a nursing home resident and failed to seek medical help for her.

Sarah Waclawski, 25, of Batavia, is charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. Waclawski is an employee at the Genesee County Nursing Home.

Court papers say Waclawski transferred a 100-year-old resident suffering from dementia from her wheelchair to her bed and back again without the assistance of another staff member, as required by the resident’s individual care plan. During that time, court papers say the resident fell to the floor, hitting her head on the wheelchair and sustaining a laceration and pain.

The Attorney General’s Office says a nurse did find Waclawski wiping the resident’s head and found several used wipes. The Attorney General’s Office says at no time did Waclawski seek medical assistance for the resident.

She was arraigned in Batavia City Court and pleaded not guilty. She is due back in court on March 4, 2014.

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