Earlier this year, we wrote about an incident of alleged abuse by three workers against an elderly dementia patient at The Quadrangle in Haverford Township. Last week the woman’s daughter announced in a press conference that she was filing a civil complaint against the home, its parent companies, Sunrise Senior Living Inc. and Sunrise Continuing Care LLC, and the three employees involved in the incident.
According to DelcoTimes.com, the elderly woman is still suffering from the memories of the abuse. In the article, the woman’s mother is quoted as saying, “Our mother has never been the same since the abuse. She entered the Quadrangle a happy, hopeful person, and now she is totally demoralized.”
When her granddaughters or other family members tuck her into bed at night, the elderly woman often begs them not to hurt her.
The family placed a hidden camera in the woman’s room at the Quadrangle after the home’s officials didn’t take immediate action when they expressed initial concerns that the woman was being abuse.
The three employees of the Quadrangle have been charged with harassment, neglect, simple assault, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. Their trial is scheduled for Nov. 14.
We’ll continue to keep you updated on the developments in this story.