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Physical abuse of Alzheimer's patient by LTC staff captured on film.

  1. 4 Physical abuse of Alzheimer's patient by LTC staff captured on film. Three arrested. This just breaks my heart. I went to look at it again to get the name of the place and just couldn't do it...... too painful to see.


    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bes...nos.hln?hpt=T2
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
    #1 5
    this happened in my area.... facility lost state license to operate; sunrise corp.has lost license for 5 other facilities in pa in recent years.


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    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 6, '11
  4. Visit  Zaphod profile page
    #2 0
    I couldnt see anything, looked like they were putting clothes on her. My heart goes to that poor woman.
  5. Visit  xx--RN--xx profile page
    #3 0
    Quote from RNbyDesign
    I couldnt see anything, looked like they were putting clothes on her. My heart goes to that poor woman.
    I didn't see anything either other than what looked like unprofessional staff laughing.
  6. Visit  Mrs. SnowStormRN profile page
    #4 4
    I couldnt really see anything in the video, but the article (link under NRSKARENRN's post) said they were "mocking and laughing" at the woman. Which is so sad, its abusive people like this that make LTC centers look bad (because mocking and laughing is humilating, which makes it emotional abuse, I didnt see any physical abuse as they were implicating though). Taken from article: Muhammad said she and her co-defendants “did laugh and mock” the woman “as she struggled to hear and communicate due to her physical and mental condition.” She added that Griffin allegedly danced and “shadow boxed” in an attempt to play with the visibly upset woman, and that they restricted the woman from leaving her room on multiple occasions.

    The journalist said that many people that work in LTC have rap sheets and it should be a law against them working in these facilities. Ive never worked in a place where they didnt ask criminal background, and isnt there a law that certain offenses cant work in these facilities? I could be wrong, but these journalist like to put fear in the public. Every LTC facility doesnt have employees abusing patients. This is just so sad and disturbing. I dont know what else to say.
    Last edit by Mrs. SnowStormRN on May 6, '11
  7. Visit  SkipBeat profile page
    #5 0
    I can't really see anything wrong in the video except that they are mocking her.
  8. Visit  sarafina profile page
    #6 4
    Was just thinking I have never worked in a LTC facility that did not do a background check.
  9. Visit  nuangel1 profile page
    #7 0
    it is very sad if the lady was being abused in any way .i can understand how the daughter feels.my mom had alzheimers too.but his video doesn't show much.
  10. Visit  MelEpiRN profile page
    #8 0
    I think I did a clinical rotation there when I was in nursing school. This makes me really sad.
  11. Visit  Moogie profile page
    #9 4
    Something similar happened in 2008 at a nursing home in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Four teenage nursing assistants were accused of sexually assaulting 15 vulnerable residents. One was quoted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as saying that she was doing it for fun because her work was otherwise boring.

    I think this is lower than low.
  12. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
    it's incredibly disappointing that this abuse charge, has been downgraded to 'only laughing'...
    and seemingly, laughing isn't recognized as abusive.
    anything done/said to pt, that belittles their essence, their being...
    is abusive....ok?

    leslie
  13. Visit  Mrs. SnowStormRN profile page
    #11 7
    Quote from leslie :-D
    it's incredibly disappointing that this abuse charge, has been downgraded to 'only laughing'...
    and seemingly, laughing isn't recognized as abusive.
    anything done/said to pt, that belittles their essence, their being...
    is abusive....ok?

    leslie
    Exactly. From the article they admitted to bullying and belittling the patient. People have to see that emotional/verbal abuse is just as horrid as physical abuse. , this type of behavior is unacceptable.
  14. Visit  katejane profile page
    #12 4
    Anyone that wants to sit and say that "there is nothing wrong with this situation" or justify it as "only laughing" is encouraged to imagine their own loved one or better yet themself to be the victim in this situation.

    I would be horrified to have you as a nurse for justifying this kind of behavior?
    It is nothing short of emotional abuse and it's obvious from the video camera. People are sick and pathetic losers for hurting anyone especially those who can't defend themselves.

    They will get their's though, don't worry.
    Last edit by katejane on May 7, '11 : Reason: grammer

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