Archive: Vermont

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Vermont nursing home abuse news archives.

June 2016

Nursing Home Firm Questioned

Montpelier — Vermont health care regulators fired a barrage of questions Thursday at representatives of a corporation that wants to add five nursing homes in the state to its nationwide portfolio of more than 500 facilities. Read more at

Monday the 6th

June 2008

May 2008

Woman sentenced in narcotics case

East Brattleboro, VT – A licensed registered nurse from East Brattleboro pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic recently after testing positive for oxycodone. Sarah Benson, 34, was sentenced in Windham District Court to six to 12 months, all suspended, except 15 days to serve on the work crew. Benson admitted to having taken Percocet […]

Thursday the 15th

January 2008

Nursing assistant pleads innocent to narcotics charge

Barre, VT – A licensed nursing assistant from Barre faces three years in prison and a $6,000 fine if convicted for allegedly removing narcotic painkiller patches from patients at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, said Attorney General William Sorrell today. Amber Maloney, 31, is accused of removing duragesic Fentanyl patches from multiple patients […]

Wednesday the 30th

3 face drug abuse charges

Barre, VT – A Barre woman, 31-year-old Amber Maloney, pleaded innocent in Vermont District Court Thursday to stealing narcotic Fentanyl patches off her elderly patients at the Rowan Court Nursing Home, where she has worked for the past seven years as a licensed nursing assistant. Investigators said Maloney stole five patches off her elderly charges […]

Friday the 25th

October 2006

Plainfield nurse charged with using patients’ pain medicine

Barre, VT – A Plainfield nurse with a history of drug abuse could spend five years in prison for allegedly ingesting narcotic pain medications intended for nursing home patients under her care. Margie Yoder, 56, admitted to investigators in August that she had illegally tampered with fentanyl patches affixed to elderly patients at Berlin Health […]

Saturday the 21st