Outrage After Woman, 91, Is Terrorized In Nursing Home


MIGHT WHAT BLAGOJEVICH A PRISON. TONIGHT, SIGNS HE MIGHT BE BACKING OFF. I’M BRAD EDWARDS. IRIKA SARGENT HAS A NIGHT OFF. THE VIDEO DISTURBING. AN ELDERLY WOMAN BEING TAUNTED BY NURSING HOME WORKERS, VIDEO THAT ENDED UP ON SNAPCHAT. A LAWSUIT ACCUSES A NURSING HOME OF ABUSE. OUR CHARLIE DEMAR SPOKE WITH THE ELDERLY WOMAN. HE IS LIVE IN THE CONTROL ROOM. Reporter: SHE IS 91, SHE HAS DEMENTIA, AND SHE DOESN’T LIKE HOSPITAL GOWNS. THE STAFF AT HER NURSING HIM APPARENTLY USED THIS INFORMATION TO TAUGHT AND TERRORIZE HER. THIS IS THE SNAPCHAT VIDEO. THE DECEMBER 2018 INCIDENT ENDS WITH A MISDEMEANOR ARREST OF CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS. THAT WAS THERE DISTURBING FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT? Reporter: HER MOTHER, FORT COLLINS, SUFFERS FROM DEMENTIA. THEY WEIGHED THE HOSPITAL DOWN AT HER. IT WAS SO DISTURBING. Reporter: CORTEZ SAID IT WAS AN ONGOING INSIDE JOKE. HIS GIRLFRIEND AND COWORKER IS FILMING. THEY ARE GOING LIKE THIS TO MY MOM. THEY ARE GOING LIKE THIS. SHE IS LIKE A LITTLE BIRD. SHE IS A LITTLE PERSON. VERY FRAIL. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Reporter: THE 91-YEAR-OLD TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE FEARED CORTEZ MAY FOR SURE TO PUT ON. I KNEW IMMEDIATELY WE HAD TO GO TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS WAS COMPLETELY WRONG. MY MOTHER HAD AN EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY. THEY KNEW SHE DIDN’T LIKE THIS. THEY INSISTED ON DOING IT. Reporter: THE ATTORNEY FILED A LAWSUIT THIS WEEK ON BEHALF OF COLLINS. NOT ONLY DOES NOT GET THE CARE SHE NEEDED, BUT SHE GOT BULLIED AND TAUNTED. Reporter: SHE ACCUSED THE ABINGTON OF BREAKING THE HIPAA LAW. THEY FAILED TO IMPLEMENT ITS ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY. THEY HAD TWO STAFF MEMBERS IN HER ROOM FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PLAYING A SIX-GAME. Reporter: THE ABINGTON SAID IN PART, RECENTLY TO APPOINT EMPLOYEES WERE TERMINATED WHEN IT WAS DETERMINED THEY DILATED OUR STANDARDS. DO YOU FEEL THE ABINGTON FAILED YOU? ABSOLUTELY. Reporter: INITIALLY, THOSE TWO NURSING ASSISTANTS WERE ONLY SUSPENDED FOR SIX DAYS. THAT HIM OF COURSE, WAS BEFORE POLICE STEPPED IN. THEY WILL BE IN COURT LATER

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