Family members of a 78-year-old woman used a hidden camera to capture nursing home employees in Haverford, Penn. hitting and taunting the resident. The video shows employees at the Quadrangle senior living facility hitting the woman who suffers from dementia, pulling at her sensitive ears, poking her eye and refusing to help her put on her shirt. Delaware County District Attorney Michael Green said:
The video depicts criminal activity directed at a senior victim in our county. It’s abusive. … It’s the humiliation which is most difficult to watch on the video. No senior resident of a facility should be subjected to that kind of behavior, particularly from a health care provider.
The employee on camera was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and simple assault. Two other employees were also charged with the same offenses. The investigation is ongoing. The camera, hidden in a bedroom clock, was placed in the resident’s room by her daughter and son-in-law after Quadrangle officials denied that the woman was being abused. The episode shown in the video is revolting, showing conduct that can’t be tolerated in a civilized society.
Source: ABC News
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