Nursing Home Abuse in North Bergen

North Bergen Nursing Home Worker Arrested:

Updated: Friday, 04 Mar 2011, 9:26 PM EST

Published : Friday, 04 Mar 2011, 9:26 PM EST


MYFOXNY.COM – Police in North Bergen have arrested a nursing home employee for allegedly assaulting an elderly patient who then died the next day, authorities said.

Julia Galvan struck Modesta Alvarado, 87, several times in the head at the Harborage Home in January, police said. The incident was caught on video from a so-called nanny-cam placed there by the family of Alvarado.

Police are not directly linking Alvarado’s death to the strike, but they are investigating.

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