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CNA Pleads Guilty to Abusing Elderly Woman at Albany Facility

ALBANY >> A Troy woman has pleaded guilty to abusing a nursing home resident in August 2013, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Tuesday.

Sarina Francis, 36, was employed as a certified nurse's aide at the Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 325 Northern Boulevard in Albany when the abuse occurred. She pleaded guilty Monday in Albany County Court before Judge Peter Lynch to Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Elderly Person or an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the Second Degree, a Class E felony.

Francis admitted that on Aug. 17 she physically abused an elderly resident of Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. While taking the resident to her room, Francis grabbed her by the wrist and twisted the resident's arm behind her head, resulting in the victim suffering a fracture. To read the entire article click here.


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