Koco.com, a news website from Oklahoma City, had an article about a resident being physically abused with video evidencing significant bruises. The article states that the resident’s family is looking for answers after a woman was found covered in bruises while she was staying in a Norman nursing home.
The workers at the Whispering Pines Nursing Home said Carol Crow, 60, was injured when she fell but did not provide any details to support this conclusion. The family doesn’t believe the injuries could come from a fall. The family is offering a reward for information because the Department of Human Service has refused to investigate.
"It was very traumatizing. She just cried the whole time," said Julie Glass, Carol’s daughter. "She had bruising all the way around her face, all the way completely down her chest and around her neck."
"Her story is that a man knocked her down, got on top of her and beat her unconscious," said Jack Crow. The family said they took their story to DHS, which sent them a letter saying that it wouldn’t open a case because there was no indication of abuse.
The Crow family offered a $2,500 reward for information. They posted signs around Norman and in front of the nursing center. The sign posting led to a confrontation with Whispering Pines representatives.
"I’m angry at the fact that I don’t know what they’re covering up," said Glass. "The people that are left there have no one. They have no one to protect them."