The last several years we have seen a remarkable number of videos proving the abuse and neglect suffered by residents and denied by the nursing homes. The importance of being able to set up a hidden camera to protect your loved ones cannot be overstated. Recently, a daughter in Texas suspected foul play at her mother’s nursing home so she set up hidden cameras. What she found led to the arrest of the elderly woman’s caretakers. The video captured the caretaker putting feces in her mother’s mouth and physically hurting her in other ways.
Tracy Thompson was also allegedly heard verbally abusing the 93-year-old vulnerable resident at Grace Care Center. Thompson was mocking and laughing while inflicting abuse and pain on her mother.
In the video, you can hear Teno’s mother saying, “Get your hands off of me.”
She showed it to police, who launched an investigation, but it wasn’t until last month that Thompson was charged with injury to the elderly.
Thompson is due back in court today. Teno said she decided to share the video in the first place because she believes there may be other victims.
“It was so many different things that happened from her putting my mom’s feces in her mouth to her taking her leg and bending it all the way up as far as she could toward her face,” Teno described. “I pray that she stays put away for a long time, somewhere where she doesn’t have to be bothered with any human being.”