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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:

HELEN April 07, 2011 at 05:01 AM
i hope they go to prison and dont get away with what they did because they will use the race card and they always seem to get away with these types of crimes, i have a feeling there was sexual obuse also i hope this is looked into and kept in the news these demons should be punished to no end, maybe this will send a message to other facilities!!!!!
momof3 April 07, 2011 at 11:14 AM
I want to say I am appalled at Monkey whatevers response. You must NOT live in Haverford Twp. because we have a sense of Class and Respect and that statement is, in my opinion, JUST the Opposite. ShAME ON YOU. DO YOU THINK YOUR PARENTS ARE PROUD? What about GRANDPARENTS? That poor woman ( victim) is someone's and I believe SHE would not tolerate that kind of language. Justice will be served!
Ellen Fisher April 07, 2011 at 03:42 PM
It is very disturbing to learn of the abuse of our neighbors at the Quadrangle. But it is equally disturbing to learn that we have racists neighbors, like Monkey as well.
Tracey April 07, 2011 at 05:44 PM
These disgusting cockroaches should be beaten to death and the family of this helpless little old lady should sue the QUADRANGLE, every room should have 24 hour surveillance but that's not enough, too many of these people are just there to die and are treated like worthless hunks of meat, I would rather have my head blown off than to be put in the QUADRANGLE and be at the mercy of savage beasts.
momof3 April 07, 2011 at 06:21 PM
The reason there are not cameras in every room is because we all have the right to a sense of privacy in every setting. UNFORTUNATELY, situations like the one mentioned do happen; Fortunately enough they really are the rarity. BUT, one ugly event can and will ruin it for many..THIS is the travesty. However there is a system in place that allows for prosecution for the type of elder abuse depicted in this picture. Keep in mind that elder abuse is not JUST HAPPENING in facilities like the Quadrangle or other assisted living, long term care facilties. THEY DO HAPPEN IN FAMILY HOMES AS WELL. The point is to be observant when a loved one, friend, neighbor is being cared for in ANY SETTING!! Consider me an ELDER ADVOCATE!!
HELEN April 07, 2011 at 09:47 PM
MOM OF THREE---We are all entitled to privacy, of course,--however---when one is in a facility, and one does not have the mental ability to protect theirself survelliance should be a given-they can monitor a heart patient twenty-four seven, so why not our loved ones in a facility where our loved ones well being is being attended to by so called people who are supposedly there to see to our loved ones needs---,think about what your saying. Wouldn't you want your loveone to be monitored, even from your own home, so that you may sleep well at night. My mother is in a care facility-my father and sisiter and I go all the time to make sure she is alright we are all up there in age, but yet we have to worry--- and that a damn shame!!!!
HELEN April 07, 2011 at 10:53 PM
OK ------------------------RARITY, ARE YOU NOT ON PLANET EARTH ,LOOK ATHE NEWS-------RARITY??? QUADRANGLE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE!!!!!AS ARE SOOOOO MANY OTHER FACILITIES--- PLEASE GET A GRIP ON REALITY------- YOU MAY WIND UP IN QUADRANGLE OR SOME SUCH PLACE ==YES ,THEY HAPPEN IN FAMILY HOMES BUT THATS UP TO THE FAMILIY THATS TAKING CARE OF THEM--- YOU SEE IT'S AGSINST THE LAW FOR A NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND TO WALK INTO A PRIVTE HOME AND DEMAND THAT THEY SEE IF THEIR FRIEND ETC IS IN WELL BEING--- BUT A FACILITY IS OPEN TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS------- MEDICARE SHOULD MONITOR HOME BOUND PATIENTS, BUT LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO MONITOR A CHILD , ALOT OF CHILDREN ARE FOUND SEVERLY ABUSED OR WORSE --- DEAD--YOU CAN COMPLAIN TO THE POLICE THAT SOMEONE IS BEING ABUSED BUT YOU'D BETTER HAVE PROOF!!!I'M SURE YOU ARE A CARING PERSON BUT YOU'D BETTER BE AWARE OF THE TRAVESTIES THAT IS GOING IN THE USA--- ETC----PROTECT YOURSELF BY INVESTIGATING ANY FACILITY THAT A LOVED ONE MAY HAVE TO BE PLACED IN--- EVEN THEN YOU JUST CAN'T BE SURE, AS THERE ARE TOO MANY DEMONS IN THE WORLD
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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