Nursing Home Employees Allegedly Tortured Dementia Patient

Two nursing home employees were arrested this week for allegedly attacking an elderly woman in a "manner similar to waterboarding," police say. The two caregivers allegedly tortured the 89-year-old woman after having an argued with the resident.

Police claim that the two caregivers held down the elderly resident, who has severe dementia, and sprayed water from a shower in her face to make her feel like she was drowning. The arrest warrant described the incident as "similar to waterboarding." The suspects have been charged with false imprisonment and battering a patient. A grand jury indicted them on Nov. 17. A co-worker at the facility witnessed the attack and reported 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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