CBS Chicago reported on the tragic case of Letasha Mims who suffered from severe mental-health issues, including dementia, and ended up needing full-time care at Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation. Her mother, Mary Mims, says her daughter died after suffering repeated abuse and neglect at a nursing home. That same nursing home is facing nearly 90 lawsuits against it. Letasha died in 2014. What she went through is difficult for her mom to handle.
Mims says Letasha couldn’t speak or use her arms or legs, yet was repeatedly left in her own feces. Mims took pictures to document the alleged neglect, which she says resulted in bed sores and wounds.
“I’ve never seen a wound as bad as my daughter’s. It was all the way to the bone,” Mims says.
She says there were even bugs in her daughter’s bed and that Letasha went through drastic weight loss – Mims says because of starvation.
Letasha had a sexually transmitted disease and was treated for it but the facility failed to call police. Mims says her 36-year-old daughter was nonverbal and incapable of giving consent to sex. Because no rape kit test was done on the nursing home resident, there is no chance of ever catching the offender.