Desperate to learn the truth, the family of an 84-year-old resident of a Kentucky nursing home hid a video camera in the resident’s room after discovering dozens of bruises all over her body and not receiving satisfactory answers from the staff. Read the full article here.
The videotape captured the staff “pulling the resident out of bed by her wrists and neck,” and “roughly moving the resident from side to side,” the investigation showed.
Family should consult with a lawyer before attempting a similar situation–placing a video camera in a nursing home. However, demanding staff answer questions about noticeable bruises, injuries and cleanliness is appropriate–and a demand that an independent doctor immediately evaluate your loved one is also in order under such circumstances. Residents have rights to proper care and treatment. Ensure your loved ones are being properly cared for.