On December 28, 2017, CNN reported the beating of an eighty-six year old man with dementia who was a resident in an assisted living facility. Apparently a younger resident accused the older gentleman of eating his cupcake. The younger resident then beat the older man more than 50 times during a two minute period. No staff were present at the time of the beating.The facility had been sanctioned for other incidents, with two administrators having been arrested on charges of neglect of the elderly.
It is critical that family members visitloved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility. If you see irregularities, report them to the administrator. If the administrator does not correct the situation, report it to the local ombudsman. If that doesn't resolve the situation, speak with an attorney.
Resident beaten in nursing home: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/28/health/retirement-home-neglect-florida/index.html
Sick, dying and raped in nursing homes: http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/02/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse-investigation/
Inappropriate Medication: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/12/health/nuedexta-nursing-homes-invs/index.html