Mairmouna Nyan, a 22 year old Lauderhill home health-care worker employed by Res Care Inc. was arrested on Thursday and charged with neglecting a disabled adult according to Lauderhill Police.

Nyan was sent to the home of a 47-year-old disabled woman in the 2800 block of Northwest 55th Avenue.  According to police, she arrived around 11 a.m. April 7 to care for the victim.  Around 2 p.m. she assisted the victim to a bedside commode.

The victim fell asleep on the commode.  About an hour later the victim was woken up by a phone call from Nyan and discovered she was still on the commode according to the arrest report.

Nyan told the victim that she had to take care of her car and that the car had been towed.  The health-care giver left the victim alone to retrieve her car.  The victim called the health-care giver and they spoke 3 more times throughout the day.  The victim kept urging the health-care worker to return and help her off the commode.

Police said that during the nine hours the health-care worker was gone, the victim experienced numbness and pain as she sat.  She slipped slightly and her legs were pinned under and against the bed.

The victim’s daughter arrived at her home about 11:45 p.m., discovering her mother on the commode, according to detectives.

Nyan was charged with neglect of a disabled adult, and released from Broward County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

The Law Office of David Benenfeld has worked with many victims who have experienced health-care neglect by care givers and is aware of the tragic impact it can have on the victim and family.