24 Year-Old Nursing Assistant Arrested For Elder Abuse After Allegedly Inserting Personal Care Wipes Inside Patient To Prevent Diarrhea.

One of the greatest concerns for family members who have placed their loved ones in nursing homes is the level of care they are receiving while there. Nursing home residents do not always have the ability to protect themselves and rely on the staff to help keep them safe. The sad reality, however, is that not all nursing home staff members treat their residents with the care they deserve and may abuse not only their power but the residents themselves. If you suspect abuse or neglect, please call one of our expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers or our personal injury attorney professionals here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you and your loved one through the complicated litigation process inherent in nursing home abuse cases. Our Boston attorneys have decades of experience protecting our Massachusetts nursing home clients.

A nursing assistant at the Cleveland Manor Nursing Home in Cleveland, Oklahoma was arrested recently for abuse of an elderly patient with dementia. Nicholas Cory Kanke, 24 years-old, of Skedee, Oklahoma, is in the Pawnee County, Oklahoma Jail after confessing to the abuse. In a probable cause affidavit, Mr. Kanke admitted to taking several 8-inch by 12-inch, adult-sized personal care wipes, and inserting them into an elderly man’s body cavity because he didn’t want to continue to clean him.

According to Police Sergeant Mark Smith, there were 12-15 wipes removed. The entire wad was approximately 8 inches in length. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services was contacted in reference to this elder abuse. The patient was transferred to and treated at the Cleveland Area Hospital and the Hillcrest Medical Center and has since been returned to the nursing home. Mr. Kanke is no longer employed by the facility and is due in court again soon.

If you or a loved one of yours has been injured or was a victim of nursing home abuse, it is critical that you not hesitate to get in touch with one of the expert Boston nursing home abuse lawyers or expert personal injury attorney specialists here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. We can be reached 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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