Two nursing assistants were fired from an Oklahoma Nursing Home for abusing a 96-year old dementia patient.
In the disturbing article found here, apparently relatives of the injured patient — again who suffers from dementia — placed a hidden video camera in their loved one’s room after becoming suspicious that someone was stealing the resident’s belongings. The camera caught footage that allegedly shows the two nursing assistants pushing the patient into bed and holding the patient’s head down onto a pillow and also, in a separate incident, shoving latex gloves into the resident’s mouth and holding them there.
While it is fortunate that these acts were caught on tape by the family, it is important to remember that placing a hidden camera in a nursing home room is always a risky proposition and you should consult with the proper authorities before doing so.
In any event, you should never have to settle for your loved one being victimized in a nursing home, where patients are generally in their most vulnerable state. If you suspect that your loved one is being physically abused or neglected, report your suspicions and contact an attorney immediately.
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