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Nursing home aides accused of mistreating corpse

3 former workers at a Michigan nursing home stand accused of mistreating the body of a deceased woman. The 3 nursing home aides admit that they posed for photographs with the corpse and were fired after the incident. The aides allegedly arranged the woman’s body in various poses. Lawyers in the case state that this is a matter of first impression in Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect law because the nursing home law deals only with the treatment of patients, not corpses.

Again, this draws the question of what type of employees nursing homes are hiring to protect and treat its residents. Because of the current staffing shortage, nursing homes must often accept less quality employees in order to ensure that they are adequately staffed. However, when nursing homes are staffed by incompetent and insensitive employees, the nursing home abuse and neglect persists.

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