KSTP-TV, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, covered the story of resident abuse occurring at the St. Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota. In its segment, 10 Fired after Hidden Camera Catches Abuse at New Hope Home, KSTP reports that “New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden “granny cams” to record physical abuse. Two Saint Therese nursing assistants were arrested June 23 after they were filmed allegedly abusing residents.”
KSTP reporter, Tyler Berg, reported that he spoke to a “lawyer who specializes in nursing home abuse, Mark Kosieradzki, who ways this is an extremely troubling case because of the number of employees involved.”
KSTP reported that “In a statement, Saint Therese officials say the two employees were fired on June 29 after the allegations were confirmed. In addition, eight other nursing assistants were fired for allegedly failing to report abuse or using cellphones in resident rooms, which is a violation of staff rules.”
KSTP reported that “Family members installed hidden cameras after they saw bruises on their loved ones. The video was then provided to Saint Therese employees and investigators.”
KSTP quoted Mark Kosieradzki as part of its report: “The fact that they [the family members] have to go out and they have to put a granny camera in to prove what they were complaining to, I want to have an answer.”
Tyler Berg reported that “Kosieradzki says he encourages his clients and even nursing homes to use hidden cameras. He said abuse is often brushed aside when the accuser has dementia, so these cameras can be a very valuable tool.”
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