In a 2012 Congressional report, it was reported that one in three nursing homes are guilty of abusing their residents. And more than 50% of nursing home staff has admitted to mistreating and neglecting their patients within the last year. With the rapidly rising numbers of aging baby boomers, this nationwide epidemic of elder abuse of Alzheimer patients is nowhere close to becoming a problem of the past. Below is a list of recent headlines which demonstrate nursing home abuse of Alzheimer patients.
NEWS: Alzheimer Abuse by Nursing Home Staff
- Nursing home in Atlanta, Georgia faces 70 criminal charges for abusing 21 Alzheimer’s patients. Abuse incidences include: physical abuse such as nurses striking Alzheimer’s patients and throwing water on them; restraining Alzheimer’s patients with bed sheets considered under “inhumane and undignified conditions”. Although 11 employees were arrested, the owner, Donna Wright, still remains at large.
- Nursing home in West Virginia faced $91.5 million charge causing death of 87-year-old Alzheimer’s female patient. Nursing home staff had criminal backgrounds including voluntary manslaughter, identity theft, elderly abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
- Bronx, NY nursing home aide caught on hidden video abusing Alzheimer’s patient; striking her twice on her side, snapping the victim’s arm back, slamming her into bed’s metal railing, and intentionally pushing the bedding onto the patient’s body.
If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s who you suspect is being abused within a Florida nursing home, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to determine if you have a case. To successfully pursue defending your loved one’s rights, you will need a qualified Florida Nursing Home Abuse Attorney. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].