In searching the web, I found a post recently on the Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog where a man in Louisiana recently filed a lawsuit alleging his mother was neglected during her stay at Heritage Manor in Houma, LA prior to her death on Christmas of 2004. The son alleges his mother received acceptable care there until her Alzheimer’s and dementia made her start verbally lashing out at the staff of the nursing home.
Residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia often become verbally abusive due to frustration and confusion. The staff at all nursing homes should be trained in ways to deal with such patients such as redirection, appropriate activities, etc. and withholding proper medical care is never the answer!