Hidden Camera Shows Nursing Home Abuse
HOPKINS (AP) - Police say a hidden camera set up by the family of a Hopkins nursing home resident has captured an aide repeatedly beating the woman.
The resident's daughter set up a camera at the Glenn Hopkins senior home after finding unexplained bruising on her mother. The family shared the video with Hopkins police who arrested a 55-year-old aide. The woman is charged with two counts of assault.
Police say the aide could be seen on the video using her hand, elbow and a hair brush to hit the woman in the head. The video also showed the elderly woman was pulled up from the floor by her hair.
Glenn Hopkins administrator Lori McGuire says the aide was fired and the facility is reviewing its hiring, training and supervisory practices.