Nurse pleads guilty to neglecting bedridden resident

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – One of the 17 workers who was fired from HighPointe on Michigan nursing home pleaded guilty Thursday to endangering the welfare of an incompetent or disabled person.

Rochelle McNeair-Tisdale, 55, of Buffalo is among the eight nurses and nine nursing assistants who were charged after a hidden camera investigation revealed they allegedly routinely ignored their duties and a resident’s documented needs.

The resident was 56-years-old and suffered from Huntington’s chorea, a neurological disease that left him non-ambulatory and bedridden and dependent on nursing home staff.

At least seven others pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor falsigying business records.

Four former staff members who appeared in court alongside McNeair-Tisdale on Thursday pleaded not guilty. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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