CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

I-Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patient’s Head Injuries

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Jack Fink
Jack moved to Dallas after three years at WESH-TV, the NBC affil...
Read More

CBS DFW (con't)

Affordable Care Act Updates: CBSDFW.com/ACA

Health News & Information: CBSDFW.com/Health

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl I Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patients Head InjuriesPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 I Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patients Head InjuriesCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 I Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patients Head InjuriesViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 I Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patients Head InjuriesPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

(credit: Louise Berry)

88-year-old Sammie Berry, who was injured while being cared for at Kaufman Healthcare Center (credit: Louise Berry)

KAUFMAN (CBS 11 NEWS) - Kaufman police tell the CBS-11 I-Team they made an arrest Tuesday night in connection with a nursing home patient’s head injuries.

Police chief Chris Aulbaugh tells CBS-11 they took James Seaton, an employee at the Kaufman 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 chief says Seaton tried to conceal what happened and tried to blame someone else.

Seaton is in the Kaufman County jail.

seaton I Team: Nursing Home Employee Arrested In Connection With Patients Head Injuries

Source: Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office

Relatives say they are relieved.

MORE: Kaufman Nursing Home Where Patient Injured Cited In Past By State

MORE: Kaufman Police Investigating Nursing Home Patient’s Head Injuries

Bobby Berry says it’s still difficult to look at his grandmother.

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.

She’s now at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.

On Tuesday, the nursing home issued a statement saying they were helping police reach a conclusion.

An attorney for the facility, Richard Agnew, said, “Safety and the well-being of our residents are our paramount focus.”

The CBS-11 I-Team has learned the nursing home has been cited in the past by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services:

In April, 2011, the agency found the facility provided sub-standard quality of care, and the nursing home paid a $2,405 civil penalty.

In February, 2012, the state also found the facility had sub-standard quality of care.

The nursing home paid a $6,500 civil penalty, and the agency wouldn’t pay the facility for new admissions for most of April of last year.

And in March of last year, the department substantiated a complaint of verbal, mental abuse against a patient, but didn’t cite the nursing home because an employee was found at fault — the facility’s procedures and protocols were in compliance.

As for her family’s ordeal, Jessica Berry, the woman’s great grand-daughter says, “I’m still in shock about everything. It’s like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from.”

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES

View Comments