Two Elkader Care Center nurses charged on abuse allegations

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ELKADER, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Prosecutors have charged two nurses with three separate charges, all relating to abuse at a nursing home.

Elkader Care Center on Friday, September 22, 2017.

The alleged incidents happened at the Elkader Care Center.

Nichole Buckley and Heidi Mueller are both charged with dependent adult abuse, wanton neglect of a resident of a health care facility, and tampering with records.

Court documents describe situations pertaining to a resident that is called C.S.

They say Mueller and Buckley deprived this dependent of the minimum food and physical care she required.

This resulted in a fall, which led to a head injury.

Documents say Buckley and Mueller then denied food, necessary medical care and medications to this patient.

Mueller and Buckley then allegedly falsified records to cover their actions.

According to court documents, both women documented giving this patient needed medications, when they did not.

This left the patient without their medications until another administration could be signed out, according to the court documents.

This all happened between March 10 and March 12, 2017.

Administrator Kristin Dunlap said she could not comment on the situation, or if the women are still employed at the facility.