A New York Certified Nursing Assistant has been charged with felony reckless endangerment after "jokingly" putting a pillow over the face of an Alzheimer's resident and punching the pillow where the resident's face would have been.
The worker is being charged with a misdemeanor and says the incident was made in a joking manner. His mother is a resident at the same facility.
The Nursing Home employee in question has been forbidden from the property, including visitation of his mother.
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