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Staff withheld care from dementia nursing home resident because of epithets

A nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit was recently filed against a Louisiana nursing home, alleging that the staff neglected a resident with dementia to the point of abuse because she cursed the staff using racial epithets. The resident’s son says that his mother’s treatment was acceptable until the last 18 months of her life when Alzheimer’s and dementia made her lash out verbally at nursing home staff.

During this time, the nursing home resident developed bruises, large bedsores, bloody wounds, and had difficulty breathing. The nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit also claims that the resident’s undergarments were often unchanged for long periods and she was often left without the oxygen tank she required.

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