A man has been charged with abusing nursing home residents. Three patients were videotaped on the abuser’s cell phone and had been seen by several witnesses before they were erased. Read the full article here. The saddest part of this situation is that most residents are not in a condition to even report such abuse due to dementia and other similar situations. In fact, it took the wife of one resident to complain to police and according to a court affidavit:
the elderly male victim repeatedly complained that Pearl stripped off his clothes and touched him inappropriately, spit in his face and threatened to hurt him
The victim has trouble sleeping now and can’t even calm down. Nursing home residents are guaranteed certain rights in their care but family members must monitor the care and condition of their loved ones to assist in preventing these situations. If you believe a loved one has been abused or neglected, contact us immediately to protect their rights.