New York state Lawmakers are now turning their attention towardsÂ closing the legal loopholes that have allowed negligent hiring practices in nursing homes. Since 2007, the state Attorney General’s Office has charged more than 50 nursing home workers, including five in the Rochester area, for kicking, neglecting, tying up, stealing from or sexually abusing residents. Some accused workers in Rochester homes found jobs at other area facilities shortly after their former employers reported abuse to the state. Among them, a certified nurse’s aide accused of kicking an 87-year-old resident, and another convicted of stealing patients’ Social Security numbers.
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