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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Jail Time For Aide Who Struck, Shoved Nursing Home Resident

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2016

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A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES JAIL TIME FOR AIDE WHO STRUCK, SHOVED NURSING HOME RESIDENT 

Samantha Grover Sentenced To Jail, Probation For Incident Of Abuse 

Schneiderman: Nursing Home Staff Who Abuse Residents Will Be Held Accountable

ONONDAGA COUNTY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Samantha Grover, 37, a Certified Nurse Aide, was sentenced today in Onondaga County Court before the Honorable Anthony F. Aloi to four months of weekend incarceration plus five years’ probation on her conviction for Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Physically Disabled Person in the First Degree Laws.

“Residents of nursing homes deserve courteous and respectful treatment in the place they call home,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “The defendant’s actions are shameful and illegal. My office will keep working to ensure that nursing home staff who commit crimes against those in their care are held accountable.”

Grover’s sentencing followed her conviction for her conduct during an incident on October 17, 2015, at James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre, a nursing home located at 918 James Street, when Grover struck a male resident in the face and pushed him causing him to trip and fall, hitting his shoulder on a piece of furniture. As a result, the resident suffered from impingement syndrome of the right shoulder with a rotator cuff strain. 

Grover resides in Syracuse.  She worked at the nursing home for four years. 

The case was investigated by Special Investigator Keith J. Hall. The case is being prosecuted by Ralph D. Tortora, III, Regional Director, Syracuse Regional Office of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Catherine Wagner is Chief of Criminal Investigations-Upstate. William Falk is the Deputy Chief Investigator Upstate. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is led by Director Amy Held and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Paul J. Mahoney.