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I am sorry to learn of this unfortunate set of circumstances, and I am happy to learn that the allegations were dealt with quickly. Given the public policies strongly favoring reporting elder abuse (and crimes in general), it is unlikely that you can pursue a civil complaint against this individual unless you can show that she did so out of malice or for some other purpose. (I do not know if this is the case or not, but the bar for a civil complaint like this is very high).
Regarding having this individual terminated from her position. You have no independent legal right to have her terminated. Your mother is receiving a service being provided by this care home, and if you are dissatisfied with their care or their staff, you may go elsewhere. With that being said, as a consumer with the ability to either praise or discredit their services, they will likely take great efforts to satisfy your demands for an environment free from discredited claims. The center does have an obligation to thoroughly investigate the matter, and must ensure that employees have the freedom to bring a true abuse case to their attention without the threat of retribution, but at the same time this does not give individuals an unfettered right to call the police with baseless allegations.
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Hi Bill, Thank you for your response. I realized, after reading your reply, that I had not been sufficiently clear in my initial question. The nurse did not allege that I pushed my mother, the nurse alleged that I had pushed her. (This nurse has had a running issue with my entire family. My sister and wife have had unpleasant encounters with her prior to her making this allegation against me.). Regardless of this point, I take to heart your response and assume that your opinion would be unchanged by this one difference in the facts. Thank you for taking time to reply to my concern. Best regards.
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