An aide at a Bronx nursing home has been arrested for beating and bloodying a defenseless elderly grandmother whose injuries required staples, authorities announced.
Rosemarie Brooks, a 47-year-old nurse at Bronx Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, was nabbed Tuesday after surveillance video caught her pushing 73-year-old Norma Rosario, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.
“This defendant was charged with the protection and well-being of her resident, but violated that trust with her conduct” Schneiderman said. “My office will continue to hold nursing home employees to the highest responsibility to ensure that New York’s most vulnerable receive the best and most compassionate care possible.”
The video of the Jan. 4 incident at the nursing home at 3845 Carpenter Ave. shows Brooks pushing Rosario out of a room and into a door across the hallway, Schneiderman said.
Rosario sustained injuries after banging her head against the door. She was taken to an area hospital where she received staples to close the laceration, according to a criminal court complaint issued Tuesday following an arraignment. Brooks is also accused of falsifying her report to cover up the incident, the complaint said. Brooks told police that Rosario tried to attack her.