TFor me, the bigger picture is the systemic failure of how we provide care to our vulnerable elderly citizens in our long term care system. Unlike many wealthy countries, our system is rigged with unequal care due in part to socio-economic, income and insurance disparities, poor government funding, poor staffing, bureaucracy, and a prevalence of for profit facilities whose CEO's take advantage of the system.
Long term care facility patients have one of the highest level of care burden from nursing staff. That's the reason why they are there because either their families are no longer able to provide that care or there are no longer any family members present. In the US, people with financial means can pick the best and most highly rated nursing facility for their loved ones.
Those who qualify for Medicaid (which basically means all your liquid assets have been reduced to zero, hence, you qualify), have very little option but to leave their loved ones to places such as the one mentioned in the suit with low standards of care and chronically high staff turn over if they can even retain staff. If you look at their state inspection reports, they have been receiving failing scores for years.
It's easy for a nurse like some of us with options for other areas of employment to run away from these places, work in another field, etc. But that doesn't take away the fact that these long term care residents need care. If we all do that, yes, these places will be left with people with past criminal offenses, uncaring and untrustworthy individuals, you get the idea. That's how come a woman who can't even speak for her own rights can get raped and carry a pregnancy unnoticed in these settings.