JASPER – Six employees at a southern Indiana nursing home face charges in connection with the reported abuse of an adult resident.
The complaint surrounded the care of a resident at Providence Home Health Care Center in Jasper who has dementia. Some of the abuse was recorded.
According to court documents, the workers treated the patient roughly and hit the man. In one videotaped encounter, the employees rolled the patient aggressively, hitting his head on a bed rail. They’re also accused of hitting the man when he wouldn’t cooperate with being rolled over, the probable cause affidavit said.
Tonya N. Sanders, Loogootee; Blaine T. Ballard, 33, Jasper; Casey M. Hill, 28, Taswell; and Wendy M. Sutherlin, 28, Taswell, were arrested Monday on charges of felony battery, neglect and intimidation.
Two other workers–Katrina L. Patterson, 40, Jasper, and Sheryl A. Rockett, 52, Washington–face face misdemeanor charges of failure to report abuse of an endangered adult.