I have not had the opportunity to blog in about a month, so forgive me if this news is a bit old.
Anyways, I just stumbled across this CNN news story from early July commenting on a disturbing video of a group home employee allegedly abusing a helpless resident. I must warn you, the video is difficult to watch and may hit especially hard for those of you with loved ones in homes. I had trouble stomaching it and am still feeling a bit angry.
An anonymous source sent one copy of the video to the State of Connecticut, one to the group home, and one to a news station. The source labeled the videos "A Perfect Employee" and included a description stating that the incident happened at the East Hartford, Connecticut group home. For those of you who do not wish to watch the gruesome video, it depicts a caretaker whipping a defenseless, disabled resident with a belt, kicking her in the stomach, and dragging her across the floor by her hair. The employee is no longer working at the home and has since been arrested.
This story may be tough to accept as true, but it serves as a sad reminder that this type of abuse does happen in our world. If you notice signs of nursing home abuse or neglect please refer to this helpful guide for information on how to proceed.
If you or someone you love has been injured, neglected or abused in a nursing home at the hands of nursing home caretakers, please contact Ed Fox & Associates today.