The New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that two Florida nursing home employees have been charged with battery of a person over 65 and are being held without bond Friday after a nanny cam captured footage of the women abusing an elderly patient with Alzheimer’s.
After noticing bruises on his 76-year-old father, Dale Wilson, afraid his dad was being mistreated, decided to set up a hidden camera in his father’s room at Palm Gardens Nursing Home.
Because he’s in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, Wilson’s father is non-communicative and unable to report the cause of the bruising. Wilson’s solution was a nanny cam pointed at the septuagenarian’s bed.
The resulting video shows employees beating the elderly man, slapping and kicking him, restraining him, taunting him by making punching motions toward his face in an effort to antagonize him. They stomp on his bare feet, lunge at him to agitate him further, hold him down by the wrists and ankles, and make him punch himself in the face with his own hands.
Six employees have been suspended without pay and are under investigation for abuse by the Winter Haven Police Department and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
If your loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, legal recourse may be available. At Breslin and Breslin, our New Jersey nursing home abuse attorneys have the resources and experience to help abuse victims and their families recover compensation for their mistreatment. In New Jersey, compensation for damages including but not limited to the cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life may be available through an elder abuse lawsuit. However, there is a time limit on filing a claim, so it is in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible.