Man Charged In Two Cases of St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse
August 13, 2013
Elder and nursing home abuse is a major problem in the United States today. The National Center on Elder Abuse explain how studies have shown that roughly one in 10 elderly have reported abuse or neglect in the past year; however, many experts believe the number may be significantly higher due to the number of cases that go unreported.
A case of St. Louis Nursing Home Abuse came to light when a 44-year-old Ballwin man was charged with sexual assault following incidents involving two residents at nursing homes where the man worked.
According to an article released by KMOV 4 News, the man is accused of inappropriately touching the two residents while bathing them sometime between November of last year and January 16 of this year. Reports indicate that some of the abuse occurred at the Bethesda Meadow nursing home located on Old State Road in Ellisville, while another incident occurred at another nursing home in the town of Chesterfield, Missouri.
The Ellisville Police Department confirmed the man was not hired by Bethesda Meadow, but was instead and employee of a contracted care provider.
The incident leaves many curious as to what they can do to protect their loved ones from becoming abuse victims.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers explain being active in the care of your loved one, by visiting often and asking plenty of questions to caregivers, is one of the best way to combat the problem.