Upper Peninsula Woman Charged with Elder Abuse

GLADSTONE, MI – Cissy McGahan, 32-years-old, of Gladstone, has been charged with Vulnerable Adult Abuse in the 4th Degree, a misdemeanor.GavelScalesofJustice

McGahan was a nurse aide at Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens in June 2018 when she allegedly left a 94-year-old female resident unattended in the bathroom. This was contrary to explicit instructions in the resident’s care plan and resulted in the resident falling and fracturing her spine.

“Following care plans for vulnerable nursing home residents is critical,” said Attorney General Dana Nessel. “When caregivers ignore those plans, our loved ones suffer serious injuries. My office is working tirelessly to protect their safety.”

Cissy McGahan was arraigned on the charge on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, in the 94th District Court in Escanaba before Judge Steven Parks and given a $500 personal recognizance bond. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Attorney General Nessel and Supreme Court Justice Megan Cavanagh kicked off their 12-community Elder Abuse Task Force Listening Tour this month, which makes a stop in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, August 12 at Northern Michigan University.

For more information on the Elder Abuse Task Force, please visit www.michigan.gov/elderabuse.

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