There was no New Year celebration for the father of Andrea Leech. Andrea is demanding answers after discovering her 82-year-old father was physically assaulted by a caregiver at Riverside Care Center nursing home on New Year’s Day. Andrea told Channel 11 she couldn’t believe this happened to her father. She took pictures of every single bruise left on his body, including marks on his face, arm and leg.
Leech said a certified nurse aide (CNA) saw her father in the hallway and tried to force him to the restroom, but he said he didn’t want to go. Once he got back into his room, Leech said “they heard a big commotion” from inside. Other nurses then found her dad with multiple bruises on his body. He had to be taken to the hospital, and police were called and are investigating.
“You put your loved one in a nursing home, expecting them to get tested with proper care. It didn’t happen that way,” Leech said.