Two Nursing Home Staff Did Appalling Thing to Alzheimer’s Patient when They Didn’t Know Cameras were Rolling

Two Nursing Home Staff Did Appalling Thing to Alzheimer’s Patient when They Didn’t Know Cameras were Rolling

As a CNA, this story is personally disturbing. All patients and residents deserve the best  of our love and care, no matter what they do. Alzheimer’s patients need extra love and understanding from caregivers, and those who abuse that position deserve to go away for a long time.

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Hidden cameras have recently come to help investigators differentiate between criminal and law-abiding behavior. Two certified nursing assistants from Winter Haven, Florida are finding that out the hard way.

When a man noticed signs of unusual bruising on his 75-year-old Alzheimer-stricken father’s arms and legs, he decided to take advantage of the technology at his disposal. He set up a hidden camera. What he found was despicable. My Fox Phillyreports:

Police cited the video and interviews with other staff members regarding three specific incidents that happened over a timespan of three weeks:

On Oct. 7, Jones was rubbing her hands on the victim’s face and making punching motions to agitate him. There is another nurse in the room.

On Oct. 16, Blaise appears to lunge at the victim as he gets agitated and flails his arms. In a police report, it says the woman used her legs and feet to stomp on his bare feet or kick him in the leg.

On Oct. 24, Jones again is seen making punching motions at the man. She also grabs his wrists, uses his fist to punch himself in the face, and slapped him in the face, police said.

Under no circumstances should this behavior ever be considered acceptable in a civilized society. What do you think the appropriate punishment should be?

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