Forget 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?