Nursing Home Abuse Charges Filed Against Teenage Workers

Abuse Charges Filed Against Teenage WorkersCriminal charges have been filed against six teenagers who worked at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Albert Lea, Minnesota.  As we discussed earlier in the Nursing Home Law News, the young women mistreated the Alzheimer’s and dementia patients they were responsible for caring for.  Now the Minnesota Department of Public Health has released a report substantiating the criminal charges.  The report contains reports of physical, sexual and verbal abuse.

Amazingly, these young women were responsible for the care of nursing home residents requiring a substantial amount of medical care.  All six suspects were under 18 at the time of the alleged abuse.  As teenagers, how much resident training or experience could they have had?  Why was this nursing home giving such inexperienced workers access to medically dependent residents?

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