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Family of Abused Patient Forgives Living Center that was fined $129,000

A family is forgiving a nursing home after their 80-year-old father was abused at a nursing home, saying that it was a couple of bad apples in a good crop. The family also believes that the lack of nursing home supervision accounted for the elderly abuse. The nursing home faces $129,000 in fines. Additionally, two residents have reported physical abuse. A report shows that the nursing home failed to protect the privacy of an 80-year-old man with dementia when an aide used a cell phone to video him naked from the chest up in a bathroom. The recording shows another aide spraying water into the man’s face while he yells. The elderly abuse left the man with a scab on his nose and “increased anxiety.” The nursing home acted promptly and fired all those involved in the alleged abuse. To read more about the physical abuse, click the link.