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July 29, 2013

Senior aide worker pleads guilty to charge

Niagara Gazette — A former nurse aide at a Wheatfield senior citizens residence pleaded guilty to a charge of Willful Violation of Health Laws in Wheatfield Town Court Tuesday.

Jason DiBartolomeis, who worked at Elderwood Health Care at Crestwood, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, in August 2012, admitted to mistreating a resident, identified as “AP” in court documents, while on duty.

According to the plea deal, obtained by the Niagara Gazette, DiBartolomeis left the patient alone in a raised bed while providing care, an action reportedly against the patient’s care plan. The resident subsequently fell out of bed and suffered a fractured left hip in the process.

DiBartolomeis then proceeded to put the resident back into bed without using a required mechanical lift and failing to notify his supervisor, the document said.

He was originally charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a incompetent or physically disabled person, a class A misdemeanor, and the Willful Violation of Health Laws charge he pleaded to.

As a result of the deal, DiBartolomeis will face up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,000. He will also be required to surrender his Certified Nurse Aide certification by the state Department of Health.

A sentencing hearing date was not immediately known.

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