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Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Camera

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on May 3, 2012

Quail Creek Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma City fired two employees accused of abusing a 96-year-old dementia patient. The two employees were arrested for the charge of neglect by caretaker. 

The victim’s family put a camera in the room because they thought someone was stealing from the patient. But instead, the film caught the nursing assistant slapping the patient’s face with latex gloves. Then she shoved the gloves into the patient’s mouth and forcibly held the patient while the other assistant watched. After that, the assistant lifted the patient into the bed and pushed the side of her face and her chest to make her lie down. 

But the nursing home states these two acts are not representative of the home’s 116 employees, which is why they contacted the police immediately after discovering the conduct.

The nursing home is owned by Westlake Nursing Home L.P. of Dallas,TX, according to the Health Department. The home has 92 residents in its care.

One out of three nursing homes in America has been cited for nursing home abuse, and 5% of nursing home aides across America have criminal records. Only 16% of elder abuse is ever reported.

Don’t let your loved ones suffer in silence. If you think they are victims of nursing home abuse, contact the Law Office of W.T. Johnson today to get the justice they deserve.

 

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