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Director of Group Home Faces Felony Abuse Charges

A man with severe autism received second and third-degree burns while in the care of a group home. The 27-year-old was personally injured while staying with the group home. After a long investigation, the staff director of the group home admitted that she had burned the man with hot water in a nursing home abuse incident. The 31-year-old was arrested on suspicion of felony injury of a disabled person causing severe bodily injury. Regulators state that the group home has not received any disciplinary action in the past. Physical abuse is all too common in group homes that care for both disabled people and elderly people. To read more about physical abuse in homes, click here.