Assisted Living Center Employee Accused of Abuse
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn.- A Jackson woman is jailed after being accused of abusing an elderly woman she was supposed to be taking care of at Elmcroft Assisted Living Center in Jackson.
Candace Singleton, 40, was arrested Tuesday and appeared in court Wednesday morning on one charge of willful abuse of an adult. She was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Investigators said since the incident on August 6, Singleton has been fired by Elmcroft. 7 Eyewitness News has learned the victim was a 79-year-old woman. Though the details of the kind of abuse that occurred have not been released.
Elmcroft officials told 7 Eyewitness News their primary concern is always the safety and well-being of their residents.