Today two former workers from the Arbors at Buck Run nursing home in Festerville are in jail and the nursing home’s license has been revoked by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) after a surveillance video caught the workers abusing an elderly patient.
The daughter of a patient was suspicious about the way her mother was being treated, so she installed hidden cameras in her mother’s room. Video shows the workers “dumping” a resident on a bed and “manhandling” the patient. The abuse happened repeatedly between October 16 and Novemeber 13.
Police have charged the two workers with neglect of a care dependent person, reckless endangerment, simple assault, and harassment. They are in Bucks County Jail after failing to post $100,000 bail.
The DPW revoked facility’s license, citing “gross incompetence, negligence and misconduct.” The nursing home’s management company plans to appeal the DPW’s order to close and will stay open for the next 30 days.