Family members of a 78-year-old woman used a hidden camera to capture Haverford, Pennsylvania, nursing home employees hitting and taunting the woman, who suffers from dementia.
The video shows employees at the Quadrangle senior living facility hitting the woman, pulling at her sensitive ears, poking her eye and refusing to help her put on her shirt.
“The video depicts criminal activity directed at a senior victim in our county,” Delaware County District Attorney Michael Green said. “It’s abusive. … It’s the humiliation which is most difficult to watch on the video. No senior resident of a facility should be subjected to that kind of behavior, particularly from a health care provider.”
Ayesha Muhammad, 19, was arrested today and charged with aggravated assault and simple assault. Tyrina Griffin, 21, was arrested Wednesday and charged with the same offenses. Haverford police arrested Samirah Traynham, 22, on Monday and charged her with six offenses, including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. The investigation is ongoing.
The camera, hidden in a bedroom clock, was placed in Lois McCallister’s room by her daughter and son-in-law after Quadrangle officials denied that the woman was being abused.
(From abc News)
By JESSICA HOPPER (@jesshop23)