Office of the Attorney General
Former Madison Manor Nurse's Aide Ordered to Serve Jail Sentence After New Conviction

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, June 15, 2010  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a former nurse's aide at the Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex (Madison Manor) nursing home has been jailed after violating the terms of her conditional discharge. A Madison district judge on Monday granted a request from the Attorney General's office that Jaclyn Dawn VanWinkle's conditional discharge be revoked after she pled guilty to both alcohol intoxication in a public place and rape and sodomy in the third degree.

VanWinkle has been ordered to serve the 12-month prison sentence she received in April 2009 after pleading guilty to a charge of reckless abuse of an adult under KRS 209.990 in connection with the care of a former resident of Madison Manor in August 2008. Under the terms of her plea agreement, VanWinkle received 12 months in jail, which was diverted for a period of two years as long as she remained on good behavior and cooperated fully in the pending cases against other former Madison Manor employees and the investigation into abuse and neglect at the facility.

Two other caregivers were charged and have pled guilty in connection to abuse at Madison Manor. In March, Amanda Sallee pled guilty to wanton abuse of an adult and received a one year sentence, which was diverted for five years. Valarie Lamb pled guilty in January 2010 to reckless abuse of an adult and received a 12-month sentence, which was conditionally discharged for two years.

The investigation by Attorney General Conway's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse into allegations of abuse and neglect at Madison Manor is ongoing.

Jaclyn Dawn VanWinkle