President Says Background Check Could Have Prevented Alleged Nursing Home Injury

A man working for a nursing home in Kaufman County, TX was recently arrested and charged with assault of an elderly person. President, James Boeddeker, says that a routine pre-employment background check could have avoided this type of situation.

This story was originally reported on 06/04/2013 by CBS-11 Dallas.  This Site makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith.

Kaufman police told the CBS-11 I-Team they made an arrest in connection with a nursing home patient’s head injuries.  Police chief Chris Aulbaugh told CBS-11 they took James Seaton, an employee at a local healthcare center in Kaufman, into custody on a felony charge of aggravated assault – injury to elderly.  Aulbaugh says 88-year-old Sammie Berry was injured while Seaton was tending to her.  The wheelchair bound 88-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s, has a gash on her forehead and much of her face turned black and blue.  The chief says Seaton tried to conceal what happened and tried to blame someone else.  Seaton is in the Kaufman County jail.

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Article by Melissa Fleming