Nursing home abuse uncovered thanks to hidden cameras

The daughter of a Bucks County nursing home installed hidden cameras in her mother’s room in a Pennsylvania nursing home after she suspected that her mother was being abused.

Now, it has been reported by NBC Philadelphia, two nursing home workers have been arrested after the cameras revealed that workers were taunting elderly residents and manhandling them.

Two young female workers, Regina Battles, 20, and Irene Rodriguez, 22, are charged with neglect of a care dependent person, reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment according to NBC Philadelphia.

This is not the first problem at the Arbors At Buck Run assisted living facility. Inspections in 2012 found numerous violations at the facility including failing to report a gastrointestinal outbreak to county health authorities, poor record keeping and failing to inform a patient’s family that their family member had been hospitalized.

While the investigation into the abuse caught on cameras, the license of Arbors at Bucks Run has been revoked.

When a nursing home license is revoked, it does not mean that the facility is shut down but usually means that no new patients can be accepted into the home until remedies are made at the facility.

It is disturbing when the vulnerable elderly have their rights compromised in a facility that is paid to provide care and protection. Federal law provides that residents in nursing home have rights of dignity, privacy, freedom from discrimination, freedom from restraints, rights of complaint among other rights.

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