Two Kentucky nursing homes have been cited by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services after employees improperly used their cell phones to take photos of residents. The most recent incident took place at Dawson Point. Although the specifics of the incident have not been disclosed, Dawson Point administrator, Margaret Curtis, said she was forced to take immediate action to protect residents after she learned of behavior she deemed appalling.
Earlier this month, Kentucky officials were called in to investigate another cell phone-related incident at Bluegrass Care and Rehabilitation in Lexington. The investigation revealed staff at Bluegrass took cell phone photos of residents and sent them to other workers with sexually explicit text messages.
I applaud officials for taking swift action after learning of these. But the real question remains, ‘what about nursing care attracts people who feel the need to humiliate the people they are responsible for?’
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