Nurses's aides face prison time after losing  dementia patient

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Officials say Verlanda Paulma and Janet Rose did not notice that a 76-year-old man was missing for over seven hours at the White Plains Center for Nursing Care. Officials say Verlanda Paulma and Janet Rose did not notice that a 76-year-old man was missing for over seven hours at the White Plains Center for Nursing Care.
WHITE PLAINS -

Two nurses’ aides are facing multiple charges of neglecting a dementia patient who went missing under their watch in White Plains.

Officials say Verlanda Paulma, 25, of White Plains, and Janet Rose, 62, of Mount Vernon, did not notice that a 76-year-old man was missing for over seven hours at the White Plains Center for Nursing Care in May.

Rose is also accused of lying on medical records by saying the safety checks were complete.

The missing patient was found unharmed nearly two miles from the facility.

If convicted, the two face up to four years in state prison.

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