Two Nurses Charged after Alleged Abuse at Elkader Care Center

Two nurses have been charged in connection to alleged abuse at the Elkader Care Center.

Our coverage partners at KCRG report Nichole Buckley and Heidi Mueller both face charges of dependent adult abuse, wanton neglect of a resident of a health care facility and tampering with records.

Court documents say in March, Mueller and Buckley denied a resident food, necessary medical care and medications to a patient. The patient fell, which lead to a head injury.

Mueller and Buckley then allegedly falsified records to cover their actions.