Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities are supposed to be good place for the elderly. There is an expected level of care that our relatives should be getting, especially for the amount of money that families have to shell out for these places. But once again another facility is showing just how bad things can be. Three employees at North Carolina’s Danby House decided that respecting the elderly, and properly caring for their needs, was too much responsibility for them. So they started to try and force dementia ridden elderly to fight.
“Three employees at a North Carolina assisted living facility were arrested after police said they ran a fight club with elderly residents with dementia battling it out against each out.
The women were accused in court documents of watching, filming and even encouraging a fight between a 70-year-old woman and a 73-year-old woman at the Danby House assisted living and memory-care facility in Winston-Salem, Fox 8 High Point and other local media reported.
Marilyn Latish McKey, 32, Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20, and Taneshia Deshawn Jordan, 26, were each charged with assaulting disabled persons, according to the reports.
Winston-Salem police announced their arrests Friday following an investigation into a June complaint of elder abuse at the facility.”
“When you’re talking about someone who can’t take care of themselves, we’ve got to give specific attention to that,” Lt. Dorn, with the Winston-Salem Police Department, told FOX8 about the investigation.”
“No injuries were reported or found during the investigation.
McKey was charged with two counts of assault on an individual with a disability.
Tyson and Jordan were charged with one count each of assault on an individual with a disability.”
A representative from The Danby House commented on the incident.
“Danby House has a zero-tolerance policy for the mistreatment of those in our care and as such, McKey, Tyson, and Jordan were terminated immediately in June when community management was alerted to this situation. Administrators have been working closely with the Winston-Salem Police Department throughout its investigation to ensure justice is served. Additional staff training and a more rigorous vetting process for all new and existing employees at Danby House has been implemented.”
What’s wrong with these people? They were taking advantage of elderly people that don’t even know what is going on. Someone could have become seriously hurt, simply to amuse these monstrous women.