The Macon Telegraph reported on the abuse allegations against two nursing home employees caught on camera assaulting a resident. Hidden camera footage in an elderly man’s nursing home room led to the two women being arrested on elder abuse charges.
The family of William John Parks, 89, who lives at Lynn Haven Health & Rehabilitation nursing home in Gray, became concerned earlier this year and put a “nanny cam” in his room, said Jones County sheriff’s Maj. Earl Humphries.
Footage recorded Jan. 31 showed both physical and mental abuse of Parks, who was recovering from pneumonia and needed extra care with feeding and personal hygiene, Humphries said.
“The two attendants in the room were just really frustrated with Mr. Parks and were treating him pretty roughly, … manhandling him too much,” he said.