Nurse acquitted of abuse

Nurse acquitted of abuse

There are 38 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Nov 26, 2009, titled Nurse acquitted of abuse. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

She was acquitted this week of abusing an elderly patient on the job, and on this Thanksgiving, Nellie Weller speaks for the first time with News 10NBC.

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Richard Mahoney

Clockville, NY

#21 Nov 27, 2009
Greece wrote:
I believe she did something and future employers must feel she did also.........
then why was she acquited?? this is america not cuba. why dont you go work in a nursing home??
Family Member

Webster, NY

#22 Nov 27, 2009
Thank you for all those who shared kind words and encouragement. Nellie Weller has been through a lot in life and somehow -with God's blessing, she has been able come through a lot more than many of you negative people could handle.
This experience should simply teach us that before making an assumption we should examine all of the facts and make a sound decision. Abuse in itself is a terrible thing and I do not condone it. I also do not think that because someone is accused of doing something it's automatically true. In as much as justice was served in this case, there are many other people who have been wrongful accused and found guilty. That is sad. "something had to have happened" is such a common thing to say but is it the right thing? We are entitled to our opinions but what if it was your family member? In that situation would YOU jump to agree with an alleged incident? Sometimes a situation calls for a scapegoat. I believe that is what happened in this case. I believe there was a initiative to address Elder Abuse (which is good) but the cases must be genuine and not fabricated to try and send a message.
ANYWAY - I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know we did! Praise God!
josie

Spencerport, NY

#23 Nov 28, 2009
So is it not her on the tape? Or was her action on the tape misunderstood? Inquiring minds want to know...
FUBO

Livonia, NY

#24 Nov 28, 2009
Richard Mahoney wrote:
what happened was she restrained a patient because they were digging in their p o o and eating it!! that is all she did. but because you have these stupid liberals thinking if you restrain someone its abuse. eating p o o is worse every heard of the word hepatits or ecoil?? you people who do not work in the medical field do not know what a pain it is!! your dammed if you do and dammed if you dont!!
Well DICK,
Just to show you how IGNORANT you are, as a matter of fact I DO work in health care. There are rules and regulations that must be followed. They are called PROTOCOLS and they are in place for a reason. If she failed to follow protocol and took matters into her own hands then she was WRONG and she deserved to be fired.
Protocols are approved by physicians based on a multitude of criteria. Just because an employee in a nursing home doesn't agree with the protocol does not give her the right to think she is smart enough to know more than the doctors and therefore take matters into her own hands.
It's frightening enough to see some of the idiots these nursing homes and "assisted living" facilities will hire. Personally I cringe at the title of "Nurses Aide" because quite frankly they should not be allowed to have any type of reference to the word nurse in their title. They have very little if any medical training. Most of them don't even have a high school diploma. All they are good for is changing sheets, emptying bedpans, giving spongebaths (and would you really want her bathing you? YIKES), handing out dinner trays, and menial tasks like that. They really ought to change the job title to something like "patient assistant".
By the way ignorant Dick, what exactly is ecoil? Perhaps you meant e-coli? Quite frankly it has become rather obvious that you don't know feces!
FUBO

Livonia, NY

#25 Nov 28, 2009
Richard Mahoney wrote:
what happened was she restrained a patient because they were digging in their p o o and eating it!! that is all she did. but because you have these stupid liberals thinking if you restrain someone its abuse. eating p o o is worse every heard of the word hepatits or ecoil?? you people who do not work in the medical field do not know what a pain it is!! your dammed if you do and dammed if you dont!!
Oh, one other question for you DICK,

If Nellie Weller is such an outstanding employee why didn't she clean up the patient and remove the fecal matter so the patient couldn't do that? Apparently it was easier to improperly restrain the patient, inflicting emotional if not also physical harm to the patient than it was to do her job? Meanwhile the patient is still exposed to their fecal matter and at risk for developing sores which could become infected.

That is certainly NOT the level of quality care I would want for my loved one. Sounds to me like it's a good thing Nellie Weller was fired, arrested, and prosecuted. I hope despite the lack of conviction that every single person who is responsible for hiring these aides is well aware of this name and that she NEVER has the opportunity to jeopardize the welfare of another patient ever again.
Issue Aware

New York, NY

#26 Nov 28, 2009
Most facilities in NYS are restraint free. This means drugs, physical restraints, etc. There is a very fine line between abuse and safety and sometimes it's very difficult to separate the two. While patient safety and well-being are always our first concern the difficulty may come in trying to achieve it, staffing issues, inability to do one to one supervision etc. Although Nellie Weller was acquited according to the law, in the eyes of many she is still guilty and blacklisted. She may be guilty of a lapse in judgement, but I
believe she was honestly trying to keep her resident safe. Since there is a period of orientation and probation associated with any job, I believe Nellie Weller deserves a second chance. God knows there still are not enough good nurses to go around. GOOD LUCK, NELLIE!!!!
Sharoom Rivera

United States

#28 Nov 28, 2009
Mama when they getting down on u - just sing baby....

mcsd sucks

Rochester, NY

#29 Nov 29, 2009
This person was found NOT GUILTY. IT's time to find a great attorney and sue them for as much as she can get.
mcsd sucks

Rochester, NY

#30 Nov 29, 2009
its funny when I go past a tim hortons there are 3 or 4 monroe county sheriffs cars there. I think we should call tim hortons instead of 911. maybe it was a big solitaire tournament hosted by deputy bob glazier. keep gaining weight bob . you will make 300 lbs soon.
Rochester

New York, NY

#31 Dec 1, 2009
Unfortunately, this will always stay with you, working with seniors is rewarding- keep trying.
FUBO

Syracuse, NY

#32 Dec 1, 2009
She should never be trusted with caring for those who are unable to care for themselves ever again.
aware

Buffalo, NY

#33 Dec 3, 2009
FUBO you are a raging idiot. You are akin to the out of touch and ignorant morons who really believe they care
about the indignant, yet have no sense of reality in the daily goings-on in these facilities. Besides being chronically understaffed (20-30 patients easily) these nurses have to deal with out-of touch family members misplacing their guilt on the nursing staff and making outrageos demands and accusations. Furthermore it is the norm to
have multiple chronically incontinent patients, who no sooner than they are cleaned they are incontinent again. In addition to this unfortunate situation, nurses have to deal with patiens chronically falling due to advanced illnesses ie..dementia mostly. All of this coupled with the paperwork in insurmountable at times. So take your protocol and buy a cop of coffee with it, because at the end of the day those protocols aren't worth the paper their written on...
Richard Mahoney

Clockville, NY

#34 Dec 4, 2009
aware wrote:
FUBO you are a raging idiot. You are akin to the out of touch and ignorant morons who really believe they care
about the indignant, yet have no sense of reality in the daily goings-on in these facilities. Besides being chronically understaffed (20-30 patients easily) these nurses have to deal with out-of touch family members misplacing their guilt on the nursing staff and making outrageos demands and accusations. Furthermore it is the norm to
have multiple chronically incontinent patients, who no sooner than they are cleaned they are incontinent again. In addition to this unfortunate situation, nurses have to deal with patiens chronically falling due to advanced illnesses ie..dementia mostly. All of this coupled with the paperwork in insurmountable at times. So take your protocol and buy a cop of coffee with it, because at the end of the day those protocols aren't worth the paper their written on...
right on he needs to be put in a nursing home!!
Richard Mahoney

Clockville, NY

#35 Dec 4, 2009
i wish i could smear feces in his mouth. oh and by the way i hate obama too but your an idiot!! you have no medical training or have any idea what it is like to work in one. your one of those jerks that would put their mother in one than take care of her yourself. you selfish prick.
Naa Amerley

Pearl, MS

#36 Sep 14, 2012
Nellie ohhh Nellie, sure you deserve this, what goes round always comes round. You took over my friends husband and made him act stupidly thinking you have the upper hand cox you are a mature woman, see where God landed you.
Shee is back with her husband right there in the US and doing fine, you will die a loner for all your evil intentions for mankind.
the boss

Hinesville, GA

#37 Oct 19, 2012
Naa Amerley wrote:
Nellie ohhh Nellie, sure you deserve this, what goes round always comes round. You took over my friends husband and made him act stupidly thinking you have the upper hand cox you are a mature woman, see where God landed you.
Shee is back with her husband right there in the US and doing fine, you will die a loner for all your evil intentions for mankind.
NAA AMERLEY, U R A DAMN FOOL. NOBODY FORCES A MAN TO DO ANYTHING. YOU SOUND SO STUPID . HOW OLD ARE YOU. BEFORE ANYBODY DIES, U WILL DIE FIRST. I RAIN CURSE ON YOU UR FAMILY, UR CHILDREN, GRANDKIDS AND MORE THERE AFTER. BITCH ASS. B4 U MAKE DUMB COMMENTS CHK UR FACTS. RAGGIN BITCH. I HOPE U DIE EATING UR OWN SHIT
Naa Amerley

Pearl, MS

#38 Jan 16, 2014
the boss wrote:
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NAA AMERLEY, U R A DAMN FOOL. NOBODY FORCES A MAN TO DO ANYTHING. YOU SOUND SO STUPID . HOW OLD ARE YOU. BEFORE ANYBODY DIES, U WILL DIE FIRST. I RAIN CURSE ON YOU UR FAMILY, UR CHILDREN, GRANDKIDS AND MORE THERE AFTER. BITCH ASS. B4 U MAKE DUMB COMMENTS CHK UR FACTS. RAGGIN BITCH. I HOPE U DIE EATING UR OWN SHIT
the boss or the shit, whatever you call ur ugly stupid stinking self, it is u and ur entire village (that is if you know one that you came from, if not the orphanage when ur loser parents left u after giving birth to you and abandoning you at Korle-Bu just as Nellie did to her twins) who will die, after you all eat your own shit, drink your own blood and lick your own urine, your curse means nothing because you are just trying to fight a battle that has nothing to do with you, shebi yawa not gas your head before, you be mumu, one miserable tokunbo who call himself a human being, if u are a real human dare show your real name and I will prove to you who the real Nellie Weller is.

how dare you curse, you don't even have enough saliva in you to spit let alone curse, I shit in your mouth, two can play that game you know, and birds of the same feathers flock together you sound just like Nellie, stupid ugly creatures calling themselves women, see how mumu you both look, you dare answer a call that is not for you. Check my facts Nellie knows exactly what is being talked about so why involve yourself in this, I can see you really don't have nay beta job to do apart form shaving dead bodies and bathing for them, just like Nellie does, cleaning poo. may thunder fire you if amadioha don't strike you first, anofia animal, ugly animal uglier than the akata.

what goes round surely comes back again..... she got exactly what she deserves, breaking a young marriage with evil demonic lies, Nellie go back to your old white dick.

I AM BACK AND READY FOR ANY SHE GOAT OR HE GOAT WHO DARE ME....
Toronto guy

Toronto, Canada

#40 Jun 13, 2015
Used to like driving around with nellie. She is a caring woman... awesome in the sack too...

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