Office of the Attorney General
Former Madison Manor Nurse's Aide Pleads Guilty To Neglect of Nursing Home Resident
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the guilty plea of Jaclyn Dawn VanWinkle, a former nurse’s aide at Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex (Madison Manor) nursing home. VanWinkle, of Richmond, in Madison County, pled guilty to Reckless Abuse of an Adult under KRS 209.990 in connection with the care of a former resident of Madison Manor in August 2008. The plea and sentencing occurred on April 6, 2009 in Madison County District Court.
Under the terms of the agreement, VanWinkle was sentenced to 12 months in the Madison County Jail. The sentence was probated for a period of two years conditioned on her good behavior and agreement to cooperate and testify in any case involving an ongoing investigation into alleged criminal conduct at Madison Manor.
On August 18, 2008, Van Winkle used rough and excessive force when moving a patient from her chair to her bed and back again. The incident was caught on a videotape placed in the room by the family of the victim.
Investigators from the Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division, assisted by the Richmond Police Department, arrested VanWinkle on December 17, 2008. Prosecutors from the Medicaid Fraud Division are handling the prosecution of this case.