In an unfortunate story out of a Tennessee nursing home, three nursing assistants were charged with abuse and neglect of a depended adult, while two others were charged with failing to report abuse and neglect.

The charges stem from allegations that the nursing assistants sprayed residents with water from syringes — sometimes while the residents were sleeping, and other times to “agitate” them — and took compromising photographs of residents underneath their gowns.

Most troublingly, these acts appear to be done “just for kicks” because the individuals thought that it “would be comical.”

Random acts of abuse such as these, done simply for the sake of abuse, should not go unnoticed, as our most vulnerable members of society that have entrusted their care to such facilities deserve much better.

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