When will cameras become standard issue in nursing homes and assisted living facilities? Amongst many elderly who are unable to effectively communicate, the only way of ‘catching’ abusive situations is via surveillance cameras.
A camcorder left in a patients room caught Jason Lynn Pearl abusing two residents at Silver Lake Care Center. At the time the abuse took place, Pearl was working at the nursing home. Two co-workers saw the videotaped abuse and reported the situation to authorities.
Pearl now faces two counts of felony abuse by care taker and is being held by authorities on $100,000 bond.
About Silver Lake Care Center
All residents of Silver Lake Care Center, will be forced to moved from the facility by the time it shuts its doors on June 5th. The Oklahoma nursing home is owned by Eddie Martin. Martin owns five other nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Oklahoma including:
- Pleasant Springs In Colcord
- Cimarron Pointe Care Center in Mannford
- Coweta Manor Nursing Home in Coweta
- Glenpool Health Care Center in Glenpool
- Rolling Hills Care Center in Catoosa
- Sequoyag Pointe Living Center in Owasso
- Shawn Manor Nursing Home in Ponca City
Coincidentally, each facility Martin owns has 32 security cameras mounted in the facilities. Martin apparently monitors all cameras from his home. I guess he can’t monitor all of the cameras?
Read more about this case of nursing home abuse in an Oklahoma Nursing Home here.
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