It’s a family’s worst nightmare: finding out that an elderly loved one is being abused and mistreated in a skilled nursing facility. This nightmare became a reality for the family of an elderly dementia patient being cared for at the Quadrangle Sunrise Senior Living in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Three care workers have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal conspiracy, harassment, neglect of a care-dependent person and other related crimes.
When the elderly woman questioned her family as to why workers at the Quadrangle seemed to be taunting her, the family installed a hiddle camera. The care workers are accused of allegedly taunting ahd physically abusing the dementia patient. Officials from the state’s Department of Wlefare, which oversees licensing and inspections of personal care homes, is also conducting an investigation in the facility.
The elderly and especially those suffering from dementia are among the most vulnerable of our population. If you think that a loved one in a nursing home is being abused, don’t ignore your suspicions. Contact the attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.