The man, a vulnerable residents of a nursing home, would repeatedly show phantom bruises on his body that his condition didn’t allow him to explain. Worried and feeling helpless, his son installed security cameras to monitor his father’s room.
Mystery solved. Police charged care staff at the Palm Gardens Nursing Home — Yashika Jones and Rose Blaise — with battery of an elderly person after the cameras showed them hitting the patient, WFLA-TV reported.
“I did tell him that, I am so sorry for what he had to endure here,” the man’s son, Dale Wilson, told WFLA-TV. “I said I had no idea what was happening to you. I said, ‘I know there were people in here being mean to you. They can’t be mean to you anymore. They’re gone, I promise.’”
“This egregious behavior from these two who are supposed to be caring for our infirm is absolutely sickening,” Winter Haven Police Chief Charlie Bird told WFLA-TV. The abusive acts are despicable. If you want to learn more details about this case, click here.
Six employees are under investigation, according to the report, after the videos found the man being physically and mentally abused on several occasions last month. This did not prove to be a one time incident, instead a continuous cycle of bullying with little consequence. Until now.
Medicare’s annual inspection of the Palm Garden Nursing Home resulted in repeated citations for the facility’s failure to “provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care.”
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