Amanda Tibble, 34, of Telford, Tennessee, has been charged with five counts of abuse, neglect and exploitation of an adult at the John M. Reed Nursing Home where she worked. Tibble was employed as a CNA at John M. Reed which provides assisted living, adult day care, respite care and hospice care.
According to a report in the Greeneville Sun, Tibble verbally abused residents with profanity and also physical abuse when she twisted one patient’s arm behind his back.
Tibble was classified as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). CNAs are people who work in healthcare and are supposed to assist patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
Nursing home abuse can take many forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, bedsores, broken bones, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors and infections. Often inadequate staffing, insufficient staff coverage, training and education and lack of proper staff supervision leads to an environment in which abuse can and does take place.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by nursing home abuse and neglect and the family of those who have died.