Office of the Attorney General
Another Former Madison Manor Nurse's Aide Pleads Guilty to Abuse of a Patient
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced the guilty plea of Amanda Sallee, a former nurse's aide at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex (Madison Manor) nursing home. Sallee, of Richmond, in Madison County, pled guilty to wanton abuse and neglect of an adult under KRS 209.990. She was charged in connection with the abuse and neglect of a former resident of Madison Manor in August 2008. Sallee was indicted in April 2009.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, Sallee will serve one year in the Kentucky Department of Corrections. The sentence will be diverted for a period of five years on the condition that the defendant remain on good behavior, not work with vulnerable adults or children, not work in the health care industry or for a Medicaid or Medicare provider, perform 100 hours of community service, and cooperate fully in further investigations involving Madison Manor Nursing Home.
This is the third nurse's aide to plead guilty in connection with abuse and neglect at Madison Manor. Jaclyn VanWinkle and Valerie Lamb, other former Madison Manor nurse's aides, previously pled guilty and were both sentenced to 12 months in the Madison County Jail for reckless abuse and neglect of an adult.
Investigators from General Conway's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse investigated these cases and prosecutors from the same office are handling the prosecution of this case. The investigation into abuse and neglect at Madison Manor is ongoing. Sentencing for Sallee is scheduled on May 6, 2010 in Madison Circuit Court.