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Employee ‘Quiets’ Man With Pillow

iStock_000005609223XSmallForget about asking a nursing home resident to be quiet or actually attending to what may resident needs- just stick a pillow on their face and hope that quiets them.  That is the approach used by Jesse Bodey, an employee at Life Care nursing home used with an 85-year-old man when he was screaming in the nursing home.  Witnesses say Bodey then placed a pillow over the patients head. A co-worker reported the incident, but when the supervisor checked on the patient, the pillow was gone.

The staff at the home told Police that Bodey wasn’t trying to suffocate the patient. They say he was trying to quiet him down but went about it in an unorthodox way.  Bodey is facing several charges, including one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of offensive touching. He is out on bond. No court date has been set. He has been suspended without pay from the nursing home. The staff says the patient is doing okay.  Read more about this case of nursing home abuse here.

You’ve got to hand it to this guy, he did a nice job fabricating a story to get himself out of murder charges.  What would have happened if he would have spent more time ‘quieting’ the patient?

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  • GAIL GORDON

    IT IS SAD THAT EVERYONE JUMPS TO CONCLUSIONS, AND THE WHOLE STORY ISN’T TOLD CORRECTLY. IT IS SAD THAT THE STAFF AT THE NSG FACILITY WOULD NOT HELP THIS YOUNG MAN WHEN HE REQUESTED HELP LIFTING A 200 POUND RESIDENT. IT IS SAD THAT THE WORKER AND THE RESIDENT COULD HAVE GOTTEN HURT, BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD HELP. NOW THAT IS ABUSE! SAFETY THAT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE, BUT NO ON WOULD HELP. DOES THE RESIDENT EVER HIT WORKERS WITH HIS FIST?DID ANYONE SAY? NO ONE WILL HELP A 120POUND WORKER, BUT YET, NOW THIS WORKER HAS 6 CHARGES AGAINST HIM, BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY GOT THE RESIDENT TO LAUGH AND QUIT YELLING, SIMPLY FROM PLACING A PILLOW ON HIS FACE AND PLAYING PEEK A BOO! WELL THE RESIDENT LAUGHED FOR A MOMENT, AND THEN IT WAS GONE, AND NOW A LOVING HEALTHCARE WORKER IS LOOKING AT 2 YEARS IN PRISON, BECAUSE ANOTHER WORKER DIDN’T LIKE THE 120POUND WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE WORKER, AND WOULDN’T EVEN HELP HIM, WHEN HE ASKED! COME ON PEOPLE! THIS GUY WAS CHECKED OUT, NO CRIMINAL RECORD, A CARING PERSON, BEFORE HE WAS HIRED INTO THIS PLACE. IS THAT WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT, TAKE A GOOD THING AND MAKE IT SUFFER? WELL, I FEEL THAT THE NSG FACILITY SHOULD PROVIDE HELP FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY NEED IT. AND LIKE WISE, MAYBE THE RESIDENT HADN’T BEEN SEDATED YET TO QUIET HIM DOWN, MAYBE THE MEDS HADN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO HIM YET, OH, AND I AM SURE THAT THE WRONG MEDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO RESIDENTS BEFORE, OH, BUT I BET NO ONE WENT TO JAIL OVER IT, BECAUSE MAYBE NO ONE KNEW BUT THE PERSON THAT ADMINISTERED IT. YES, IT JUST DON’T SEEM FAIR, THAT SOMEONE THAT CARES SO MUCH FOR PEOPLE, SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER LIKE THIS!

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