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A man that worked as a nursing home aide at Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Argyle for three months has plead guilty after he was charged with patient abuse. He was accused of placing a pillow over the face of a patient and then hitting the pillow. The 85-year-old victim suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

He pleaded guilty to first degree reckless endangerment Thursday as his trial was about to begin in Washington County Court. In exchange for his guilty plea, he will be sentenced to six months in Washington County Jail followed by five years of probation.

He will also be prohibited from working in the health care field in the future.

The nursing home aide said that the incident was a joke when asked about it by the nursing home assistant director.

If you would like to read more about nursing home abuse, please visit InjuryBoard’s Nursing Home & Elder Abuse information page.

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