Aides Charged With Taking Pictures of Patient Abuse at Three Nursing Homes

According to officials, earlier this week two certified nurses' aides were charged with taking gruesome photographs of eleven patients at three different nursing homes. The attorney general stated that the aides abused patient privacy and trust. The images included photos of a patient's bedsore and a video of a dementia patient overwhelmed by fear. Another photo showed one of the aides holding food just out of a patients reach.

The attorney general said what the aides did was abusive and illegal. The incidents occurred at three separate nursing homes. The two aides, both in their twenties, were arraigned in a 15-count indictment this week. The crimes were discovered when an individual who saw the photos reported the two aides. At least two of the facilities have created new policies regarding employee cell phone use in response to the incident. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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