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.

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