A Texas woman was sentenced to 20 months in jail after she was caught on videotape abusing a paralyzed nursing home resident.
The nursing home resident had told her husband earlier this year that she was being abused. But because the woman suffers from dementia, she could not properly identify her abuser to the nursing home administration. The woman’s husband placed a camera in her room and caught the nursing home aide forcing the woman out of her wheelchair, striking the woman numerous times on the arm, as well as slinging the woman into bed so forcefully that she hit her head on the headboard.
Stories of this type of abuse do not happen in every nursing home. But when neglect does take place, it is inexcusable. There are some signs you can look for if you suspect a loved one in a nursing home is being abused. Those signs include:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Severe injuries
- Broken bones
If you think a family member living in a nursing home is being abused, call the law office of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates. Our team of nursing home neglect attorneys can review the specifics of your situation and can let you know if you have a case.