Officials: Three Nursing Home Workers Abused Dementia Patient

Warning: Parts of the video are graphic in nature, as it shows some of the alleged abuse.

Warning: Parts of this video show some of the alleged abuse of a 78-year-old woman.

Officials say that three former employees of Quadrangle, a Haverford senior living center, made the woman, who suffers from severe dementia, stand topless as they mocked her.

Some of the incidents of alleged abuse were secretly recorded by the woman's son-in-law, who brought a nanny cam into her room.

For those interested in more details of the case, please read the following stories:

momof3 April 08, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Helen..All CAPS? That means yelling and I feel it's a bit harsh..Considering the millions of folks in facilities, gross abuse like this is the rarity but this is what makes the news..Thank God it does though. Anyway, did you just hear about the senior in Upper Darby at the hands of her grandson in her own home? My case in point and the tip came from an anonymous tip; could have been a mear neighbor or another family member. At least someone came forward! Get YOUR facts straight before you start shouting at others. Thank YOu.
Boon Coon April 08, 2011 at 05:36 PM
@momof3 the only rarity is these low life pieces of human sewage getting caught, pull your head out of your rectum, open your eyes and get a clue.
HELEN April 08, 2011 at 06:58 PM
boon coon ----AMEN ----
Deb Mancia Iacoboni May 30, 2011 at 03:04 AM
It is unfortunate that seniors in our country are not treated with more respect. What happened in this community can happen anywhere. I have experienced it first hand. It is critical that companies who cater to seniors make sure that there is strong leadership in place where employees take care of our most important people. Especially those special family members that have dementia. It is the leadership in each community that sets the tone.
Stacia Friedman November 12, 2012 at 09:06 PM
This is a VERY typical incident and it happens in EVERY nursing home facility - no matter how luxurious - that employs minimum-wage workers from agencies who have no responsibility to the elderly residents or to the nursing home administrators. When my 90-year-old mother was suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, several employees taunted her mercilessly, bringing her to tears while they laughed. They did this in full view of other residents which is how I learned of the incident. These employees are usually low IQ, do not have even a high school diploma, and have absolutely no training when it comes to the most basic needs of those entrusted to their care. The only way to avoid this rampant problem and to ensure your loved one is treated with respect is to hire home health aides to care for them in the privacy of your own home. Even then, I recommend using hidden video cameras because you never know.


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