Nursing assistant convicted of abusing patient

October 22, 2013 10:24:44 AM PDT
A Sussex County woman has been convicted of abusing an 89-year-old patient at a Seaford nursing home.

Attorney General Beau Biden announced Monday that Anne Nunemann was convicted last week of patient abuse and mistreatment of an impaired adult.

Biden's office says Nunemann, a certified nursing assistant at Methodist Manor House, placed a trash bag over the woman's head as she sat in her wheelchair in February. The victim, who suffered from severe dementia, was not injured. Nunemann was terminated.

During a six-month probation period, Nunemann may not work in a facility that provides care to the elderly. The U.S. Department of Health and Social Services has been alerted and can bar Nunemann from working in a facility that receives federal health care funds for a minimum of five years.