Office of the Attorney General
Former Madison Manor Nurse's Aide Sentenced in Patient Abuse Case
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced the sentencing of Amanda Sallee, a former nurse's aide at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex (Madison Manor) nursing home for neglecting to feed a patient in her care in August of 2008. Sallee, of Richmond, in Madison County, plead guilty in March 2010 to charges of wanton abuse and neglect of an adult under KRS 209.990.
Sallee was sentenced to 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 remains on good behavior, not work with vulnerable adults or children and not work in the health care industry or for a Medicaid or Medicare provider. She must also perform 100 hours of community service and cooperate fully in further investigations involving Madison Manor Nursing Home.
"I appreciate the hard work of my Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control investigators who, like me, are committed to protecting Kentucky's elderly and vulnerable citizens," General Conway said. "I am pleased that the defendant will no longer be working in the healthcare industry or with vulnerable adults."
Investigators from Attorney General Conway's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse investigated these cases and prosecutors from the same office handled the prosecution of this case.
Sallee is the third nurse's aide to be convicted 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. Both sentences were initially conditionally discharged. However, in June, a Madison district judge granted a request from the Attorney General's office to send VanWinkle to jail after she was charged with new crimes. She is now serving a 12-month jail sentence.
The Office of Medicaid Fraud has initiated 42 criminal charges involving abuse and neglect in Medicaid funded facilities in Kentucky since Attorney General Conway took office in January 2008. Additionally, his office has conducted 116 elder abuse and fraud prevention training sessions for senior citizens, prosecutors and investigators across Kentucky.