A third health care worker has admitted she did not properly care for an incapacitated patient at the Northwoods Rehabilitation Center in Schaghticoke in 2009.
Licensed practical nurse Leslie Mayo, 54, of Watervliet pleaded guilty before Judge Andrew Ceresia to one felony count of first-degree falsifying business records in March 2009. "I was working the overnight shift and did not check on the patient but signed a record that I did, and I did not put ointment on the patient," Mayo admitted.
"The ointment had not been applied, even though the records show that it was?" Ceresia asked.
"Yes," Mayo said.
Mayo will be sentenced Oct. 12 to five years' probation and must surrender her nursing license.
Mayo was one of nine nurses and aides at the facility named in a 175-count state attorney general's indictment charging them with neglecting a 53-year-old patient identified as "SB" during six weeks in March and April 2009.
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