Golden Harvest Nursing Home Employee Faces Accusations of Abuse
Concerns over nursing home abuse and neglect are ongoing for families that put their loved ones’ care into the hands of others. Now, another incident of abuse and neglect have given leverage to the fears these families face.
According to West Virginia State Police, a report was filed against the Golden Harvest Nursing Home concerning accusations of abuse and neglect. The nursing home is located inside of the Welch Community Hospital. The report was filed December 17.
Police followed-up on the report and released information that an employee named Adam Wheeler, a Certified Nurse Assistant, was suspended pending further investigation.
Initial reports indicate there was evidence of potential abuse and/or neglect of the residents under Wheeler’s care.
Golden Harvest Nursing Home Employee Arrested on Counts of Abuse and Neglect
Wheeler was placed under arrest by Senior Trooper JA Tupper on three counts of abuse and neglect. According to the arrest report, Wheeler had caused “bodily injury” and “serious bodily injury” to two incapacitated adults, and committed acts of abuse and neglect against other incapacitated adults. There were an additional four counts of crimes against the elderly.
According to the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, the victims injured in the incidents ranged in age from 52 to 92. Senior Trooper Tupper told the paper he was dealing with five patients, but stated there could be more.
He also encouraged victims and their families who had not come forward if they believed there to have been any harm done or if they were aware of any additional issues with Wheeler or anyone else at the nursing home. The investigation into the incidents so far is ongoing.
Seeking Justice for Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Our firm has worked with nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families, helping them get justice for the injuries – both physical and emotional – they endured at the hands of people who should be trusted caregivers. We understand the complexities involved in situations that involve third-party caregivers and we want clients to know we will do all we can to ensure the issue is resolved adequately.
No family should ever be faced with choosing between getting qualified professional care of their loved ones and putting those loved ones at risk.
For more information or to discuss a case, suspected or proven, of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact Heavens Law at 888.897.5377 to schedule a free consultation.