Nanny Camera Used to Capture Abuse in Kentucky Nursing Home
As reported by the Kentucky News Journal, NHC Healthcare located in Glasgow KY was cited for failure to protect residents by the Department of Health and Human services. According to the citation family members of a resident captured the alleged abuse on a nanny camera placed within the residents room. The citation further states that family members placed the camera in the room after they discovered bruising on the face of the resident. These types of personal injuries and batteries are inexcusable to anyone, especially a vulnerable resident of a nursing home.
The specific finding of investigators is:
Interview with a family member of Resident #1, on 04/14/14 at 9:45 AM, revealed she had placed a Nanny Cam in the room on 01/10/14 to monitor Resident #1’s care after facial bruising was identified to Resident #1’s face the first week of January. She further stated the facility had determined the bruising was self-inflicted; however, the family member was certain the bruising was not self-inflicted. Interview with the DCBS Representative, on 04/17/14 at 8:30 AM, revealed she had been to the facility on [DATE] in conjunction with an investigator from the OAG office as the family had taken the video recordings to the OAG.
Our team stands ready to fight for justice for anyone abused by nursing home staff. Despite the nursing home’s decision to fire at least four persons captured on the video, justice should be sought for the injured.