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Unbelievable loss of dignity

Published on August 9th, 2010

Entering a nursing home (and losing independence) is the most difficult, but sometimes necessary, decision for many families.  One of the reasons why so many of us are scared about ending up in a nursing home is because of stories like this:

Six Northern California nursing home employees of Valley View Skilled Nursing Facility are under arrest becuase they covered several elderly patients with cream to make them slippery as part of a "prank" against their co-workers.  All of the patients were diagnosed with dementia, and were obviously unable to object.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown called the alleged abuse "despicable behavior."

They face one misdemeanor count each of injury to elder or dependent adult; battery committed on elder or a dependent adult; conspiracy; and battery committed while on hospital property.

Bail has been set for $7,500 each.

 

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