Woman guilty of nursing home abuse in Maryland
Megan Oglesbee, a 21-year-old nursing assistant at Moran Manor Nursing Home in Westernport, Maryland, has pleaded guilty to one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult for removing a 72-hour pain patch from a resident and sucking out the medication.
Following her guilty plea, Oglesbee was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a $1,000 fine (all suspended), and was placed on three years of supervised probation. Oglesbee also must complete alcohol and substance abuse treatment as part of her plea agreement.
Oglesbee, a native of Keyser, West Virginia, was a nursing assistant at Moran Manor on October 15, taking care of an adult resident of the nursing home. The resident was wearing a 72-hour Duragesic transdermal patch, which contains fentanyl, a strong time-release pain medication. Oglesbee removed the patch, stuck a pin in it and sucked out the medication. Another nursing attendant observed, and Oglesbee admitted to her act. The Duragesic patch still had 36 hours of medication in it.