In Topsfield, Massachusetts, a group of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are being accused of abusing several nursing home patients. It was reported that the CNAs videotaped and mocked seniors who had dementia and sent picture text messages of one partially naked elderly man. Another senior was told that her family didn't love her and that is why she would die in the nursing home.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has initiated an investigation into these allegations. Also, one CNA was fired during the investigation. Massachusetts has reported that the nursing home is now in compliance of the regulations and the CNAs have appealed the findings against them.
CBS Boston, CNAs at Topsfield Nursing Home Accused of Abusing Patients, Apr. 30, 2011