Two nursing home abuse lawsuits were filed alleging physical and sexual abuse of residents with dementia. The nursing home was the focus of state investigations and widespread publicity about elderly abuse in early 2008. Six aides were charged with abusing the seven residents. Officials at the nursing home said they were never aware of the alleged elderly abuse until another aide reported it. The criminal complaints along with the Health Department reports stated that the aides spat in the residents’ mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitals and at times taunted them until they screamed and then laughed. To learn more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.