ELDER ABUSE SHOCKS MINN TOWN

I wish I had not read this article this morning in the AP. I wish two young teenage employees of a Minnesota Nursing Home had not spat on a resident with dementia. I wish they didn’t think it was acceptable to cover the mouths of Alzheimer’s patients that were vocal, or poke residents when they screamed or hit.

According to the Associated Press, these young women (yup – you read that right) thought their actions were just a “joke.”

Ironically, the name of the facility is the Good Samaritan Society, and the young girls (ages 18 and 19) are now facing criminal charges.

I wish I didn’t read the article, but know that this type of monstorous abuse will continue to happen.

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.