Former Oklahoma caretaker pleads guilty to not taking care of bed-bound resident
OKLAHOMA CITY – A former nursing home caretaker will spend three months in jail after she pleaded guilty to neglecting a bed-bound resident.
Authorities say 28-year-old Kendra Leann Scott worked as a certified nurse aide at Warr Acres Nursing Home.
While working at the home, Scott was responsible for caring for a bed-bound resident.
One night, a nurse aide discovered that the resident’s clothing and bedding was soiled with feces and urine for what appeared to be ‘a long period of time.’
“Scott admitted to nursing home administrators that she failed to provide care because the resident did not have family,” a notice from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office read.
“In this situation, the caretaker took advantage of the fact that no family member would check on the victim,” Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. “Every Oklahoman relying on another to attend to their needs, no matter their circumstance, deserves proper care in our nursing homes.”
Scott pleaded guilty to neglect by caretaker and will spend 90 days in the Oklahoma County Jail. She has also been ordered to not work in any facility designed to care for the elderly, vulnerable adults or children during the term of her sentence.