Woman Alleges Serious Neglect Of Dad In Nursing Home


THANKS FOR JOINING US, TWIN CITIES WOMAN ACCUSES A NURSING HOME CARING FOR HER FATHER OF DEPRIVING THE WORLD WAR II VETERAN OF THE BASICS. WENDY BECAME SO CONCERNED A FEW WEEKS GO THAT SHE INSTALLED A CAMERA IN HER FATHER’S ROOM IN FOREST LAKE AT A SENIOR CENTER. SHE WAS A NURSE HERSELF, AND CALLS IT NEGLECT. JENNIFER MAYERLE SHOWS US WHAT KEEPS THE VETERAN’S DAUGHTER UP AT NIGHT. THE AID CAME TO PICK UP HIS LUNCH TRAY AND SHE IS EATING IT WHILE HE IS SLEEPING IN BED. Reporter: THIS IS ONE OF THE INCIDENTS WENDY WITNESSED WHEN SHE INSTALLED A CAMERA INSIDE HER DAD’S ROOM AT BIRCH WOOD SENIOR LIVING, RICHARD IS 94 YEARS OLD. HE HAS DEMENTIA, HE IS LEGALLY BLIND, ALTHOUGH HE CAN KIND OF SEE OUT LINES. Reporter: NEARLY A DECADE AGO HER FAMILY FACED THE HARD CHOICE MANY DO, TO MOVE HER PARENTS OUT OF A HOME AND INTO A FACILITY. SHE WATCHED RICHARD’S HEALTH DECLINE. HE DOESN’T HAVE FLUIDS AND AT HIS BED SIDE TABLE, HE IS HUNGRY. THERE IS A STRONG ODOR THERE THAT, YOU KNOW, HE HASN’T BEEN CHANGED IN QUITE SOMETIME. SO WE HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CARE CONFERENCES WITH THE FACILITY, TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT HAVE COME UP WITH HIS NEEDS. Reporter: HER CAUSE OF CONCERNS PROMPTED HER TO PLACE A CAMERA IN HIS ROOM TO SEE FOR HERSELF WHAT WAS HAPPENING. AND SO THE HIDDEN CAMERA REALLY OPENED OUR EYES TO REALLY WHAT KIND OF CARE HE IS GETTING THERE. AND IT IS SHOCKING AND IT IS VERY SAD. Reporter: WENDY POINTS OUT HER DAD’S CLOTHES WEREN’T CHANGED FOR THREE DAYS, AND SHE SAYS PEOPLE LEAVE FOOD IN HIS ROOM. BROUGHT YOUR BREAKFAST. Reporter: THEN LEAVE. WE HAVE DOCTORS ORDERS TO HELP ASSIST FEED HIM BECAUSE HE IS BLIND. Reporter: HE RARELY EATS, ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION THE CAMERA CAPTURED SOMEONE EATING RICHARD’S FOOD AND HE LOOKED FOR SOMETHING TO DRINK. THEY HAD A LITTLE CUP OF SYRUP AND IT SHOWS HIM TRYING TO DRINK HIS SYRUP BECAUSE HE IS SO THIRSTY. BECAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE FOR HIM TO DRINK. HERE HE IS GOING TO TAKE THE LOTION AND DRINK IT. HE IS DRINKING LOTION RIGHT NOW. Reporter: ONE NIGHT RICHARD FELL OUT OF BED, SOMEONE FOUND HIM AN HOUR LATER. BUT HE HADN’T BEEN CHECKED ON IN 8 HOURS. SHE BROUGHT HER FINDINGS TO THE STAFF. THIS RIGHT HERE, THIS IS SERIOUS NEGLECT. Reporter: DO YOU THINK THE CAMERA IS THE KEY TO HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE? ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. THEY CAN’T GIVE ME AN EXCUSE BECAUSE I HAVE IT ON CAMERA. I HAVE LITERALLY PAGES. Reporter: SHE REPORTED WHAT SHE CALLS NEGLECT TO THE STATE, AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY. AS A NURSE, SHE FEARS WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN A TIME IT TAKES TO LOOK INTO HER CLAIMS. BY THE TIME THAT HAPPENS, HE COULD BE DEAD. THESE ARE JUST, THESE ARE BASIC THINGS THAT ARE EVERY-DAY NEEDS. THESE ARE FOOD AND FLUID. YOU HAVE TO HAVE THEM TO SURVIVE. Reporter: BIRCH WOOD SENIOR LIVING RESPONDED SAYING IN PART “THAT IT HAD TAKEN MANY ACTIONS INCLUDING WORKING WITH THE FAMILY ON MODIFYING THE RESIDENT CARE PLAN, CONDUCTING AUDITS OF OUR PROCEDURES, STAFF RETRAINING, AND IN ONE INSTANCE TERMINATION FOR EMPLOYEE FOR EATING THE RESIDENTS FOOD.” IT SAID “IT IS COOPERATING WITH POLICE AND REPORTED ALLEGATIONS TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.” WENDY FEELS STUCK, THEY AREN’T ABLE TO CARE FOR HIM FULL TIME AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE COVERS THE FACILITY.

100 thoughts on “Woman Alleges Serious Neglect Of Dad In Nursing Home

  1. Be loyal be a real daughter remember your nursing training take care of your father and beat all them nurses with your hands seriously

  2. Yep….secret cameras..or baby can.are the best tool parents or adults can use to protect..we live in a world where many companies that may try to get away but hiring cheap labor may use..these kind of individuals..do the best move ..be always on offensive🗣️🙅👀😵😳

  3. but your parents looked after you so you should look after them in their hours of need! Shame on you lady and you got plenty cash to afford looking to look after you father.

  4. Ima say this once again after working in places like this. You cannot expect your loved ones to survive in facilities. This shortens their life expectancy. You may have to find a sitter in order to make sure their basic needs are met…

  5. Uhhhh TAKE YOUR DAD OUT! HE'S NOT A PRISONER! YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT. There are multiple nursing homes everywhere. "Moving him is detrimental to his health"?? Uhh what about the current REAL situation being detrimental to his health. I think she's hiding something as to why she won't go elsewhere. Or was lied to by the doctors.

  6. Bring your dad home you dumb bitch! What is wrong with people. Ew! This is why I became my parents caregiver. I wanna take care of them. I don't want others to take care of them. This is absolutely disgusting. WTF? I would never leave my parents in the hands of people like this. Makes me sick and this daughter is a POS. She is one selfish bitch. SMFH

  7. I am sorry ,some of these ppl, not all be waiting and watching the abuse then sue. Can't have him at home but they be collecting the money . Like I said not everyone the same because sometimes there's no other way.

  8. Welcome to the club. Its all about profit. This work is gross and constant with low pay. People need to work in 'tandem teams'. There needs be survellience and interaction checks to see that there is some. They get no support, sparse oversight/supervision and its easy to get a few mental/needy workers' or those that have snapped. These people often think they'd never make it to such ancient age and if they did they'd be all alone. Probably its true. Its rough out there and this is super common. Mostly though its just all this neglect with people blind near deaf without a human conversation for months.

  9. Bare in mind these places raid the patients bank accounts at a rate of about $14,000.00 per month til its gone. And that SCUM is all they can come up with for employees? The nursing homes and hospitals should be the ones who have cameras everywhere to begin with!

  10. I am completely against home health they are all horrible and the elderlies die very quick because of bad care, feeling depression, and lonely. Horrible!

  11. So she just gone sit there and watch him go threw this instead of taking him home and she caring for her dad.. couldn't be my dad.. all hell finna break loose.. seems to me shes waiting on the1🤑🤑🤑🤑

  12. What is this bitch complaining she should of taken care of him or some other relatives she be watching him. You white American most not all are one of the selfish people on planet earth 🌍 wtf

  13. Every room and hallways should have camera. The only place that shouldn't are bathrms and shower rooms which really need them also but can't because of privacy

  14. My mom had schizophrenia and other health problems! I worked full time, I cared for her for 22 years! My mom cared and loved me most of my life! She died peacefully at home , she was 2 months from her 86th birthday! I was blessed, that you Jesus for a wonderful mom!

  15. did no one watch the video??? is everyone living off the government or off someone that it doesn't cross ur mind that everyone in her family is working??? first of all, the video clearly stated, she works and so does everyone in her family, u know cause thats what people have to do to survive… second of all she said her medical covers that homes expenses, meaning she doesn't pay out of pocket completely and a nurse at home would probably cause them a financial problem… 3rd Dr. said moving him would be bad for his health… get that… bad for his health!!! doesn't mean she didn't think of that option… lastly stop blaming her because she cant take him home… only one at fault and only thing that should be changed and be the focus on is these facilities… they made them to care for the elderly and thats the job they should be doing, simple, if they cant fire them take their nursing license and they can go fuck around at McDonald's cause they aren't fit to care for a human… some ppl have no Choice and these place are made to help those ppl… so blame the person or place that should rightfully be blamed… not the lady…

  16. She has her dad in a state-owned assisted living home!!!!!!????? And she wants to complain huh??!!!! If your young reading this you better make sure you have good insurance and money to afford you a nice assisted living home. Broke people have to go to the state- run facilities and they suck the most! You get the lowest quality of care there is at a state -run facility. Maybe just a couple nurses per 12 patients. So get your money up and prepare to get your parents or yourself in a nice place before your too damn old to do anything about it!

  17. I think you have to take care of your father by your own at your home. Instead of leaving him alone In facility. At this age he needs your emotional support.

  18. الشريرة 😱قلبها قاسي أنا أمنيتي نمشي لبلد اجنبية لممارسة هذا العمل. مع الصغار او كبار السن 🙏🇲🇦

  19. So glad u caught this,u poor daddy,I hope he is ok!! N others!!! May the right people b placed in these positions in Jesus mighty name Amen…

  20. Ai lieu de poser un caméra il fallait prendre soins de ton père toi au lieu de le laisser dans une maison aux personnes âgées et la apres sa mort tu essaye d avoir quoi ???? C fini il est décidé pauvre monsieur 😢😢😢😢

  21. Ummm you can take him a shower daily!!! Even if u gotta go to the building late but they let u go there go do it yourself 😡 I would literally do it for my grandma but now she’s in Mexico and I miss her

  22. What i'd love to understand is why put your PARENTS in a dam home in the 1st place, they looked after your sorry ass so you owe it them. Shame on you and your selfish heart.

  23. I would say all of the people doing home healthcare especially for one on one patients house to houses would totally have videos in their house for protection to make sure the loves one are safe

  24. This is the result of a for profit system. It is a full time job to care for someone like this and sadly insurance doesn’t help care for them at home. Caregivers are paid less than fast food workers and these places are understaffed. The people that run these facilities need to pay. Also, government needs to regulate and inspect these places.

  25. This is why when my grandpa was in hospice we had him at home. So we could be in control. Because if anyone ever hurt him, someone else would be dying very shortly.

  26. This is why you do it yourself dont trust nursing homes or the govornment to take care of your children adults or elderly they dont care yes this is neglect and wrong but allowing this to continue is neglect aswell when you know whats going on care for him yourself selfish entitled lady he took care of your ass when you where young now he needs you and you dump him on other people that dont get paid enough they are streched to the limit allready understaffed little resources as it is its not the govornments job to care its on you lady he is your dad anyway do it yourself lady peace out this makes me pod spoiled entitled selfish witch you are lady wow this is why i hate millenuals and i am one jeeesus special snowflake generation such entitlment wow this is where we are at at 2019 2020 this is sad do it yourself lady just wow logic here its so obvious what needs to happen here this is insanity wow it just takes commen sence

  27. They all are seriously neglected 💔😢 sadly their only a pay check , they get the poorest Nutrition & Health Care 1 diapper per Day 1 diaper per night if they shit it they wear it all day or all night with poop in it! ,Till time for their 2nd diaper for their 24 hr. Time limit .Their families don't know or Don't believe their family member or Don't Give A Shit! As long as they don't have to care for them. The Patient is Brought there & Left there to Die, a Holding place till Death , & that is what the Mangment will Tell You the workers.😢

  28. You and your family are allowing this to go on…what is wrong with you all? I cannot believe that you have pages of the abuse that your daddy is going through and not taken him out of the place. I would do anything and everything for my daddy if he was still here. By the way I DID take care of my daddy when he became ill. When daddy passed, he died in my arms. Yes I worked but left my job to take care of my daddy, he was 92.

  29. Take him home! this westerners doesn't wanna deal with the elderly's, They just dump their loved ones in these facilities, In our country we take good care of our Elderly's , We respect and treasure them like how they took good care of us when we were kids. I can't stand this complaints from family members that their loved ones are not being taken care of. Bullshit

  30. I cannot afford to take care of my mom at home. I am the only person and I travel for work. I would have to put her into a home. What is best for you isn't best for everyone. What does the Hispanic culture do if both parents are working or have to work? You won't be home to take care of the parent so that isn't an option.

  31. Pay cnas more money…..cant pay people 9-10 dollars and ask them to slave around. These residents fight, stab and hurt employees …..and all these employees get is a lot of bullshit and low pay. Also families make it worse. ….come in yelling and making everything worse for the workers. You pay cnas trash and expect 5 star service smh

  32. I couldn't let that keep going on, she needs to get him out of there instead of watching him suffer, there are other places and you can do what you've got to do to help.him

  33. This is redicoulous how can some lazy aids do this you have to always check and make sure there not wet I check all my residents and this is just horrible care and as far as not giving him something to drink that pisses me off

  34. I worked in a assisted living facility for years. I could NEVER treat someone like that. A smiling face when you enter the residents room a showing of genuine compassion for the residents needs goes a long way. I work now as a certified nursing assistant in a hospital. When I walk in a patients room I greet with a smile. Its not only about getting a pay check. Its about giving each and everyone the dignity and respect they deserve. My father would have been out of there the same damn day. I took care of both my parents until they died. No, it wasn't easy. Yes, I worked too. But when my parents called and needed to go to the hospital, I was gone. Yes I needed my job. But my parents needed me more. This lady needs to stop making excuses and bring her father home before its too late. In my profession you won't believe how many of my elderly patients open up to me and tell me how I treat them better than their own family because I have patience and I take the time to listen to them.

  35. dude if that was my dad & he was being treated like that, I would slap every who treated him bad & take him out of there. Nobody should go thru this… fuck everyone who works there!

  36. There should be a camera in every room of every nursing home in the U.S.for responsible staff (and others) to view if this is how bad society has gotten.

  37. What the hell are you doing woman, sue the friggin bastards and get your dad out of there. What the hell is wrong with people, i just can’t comprehend this.

  38. It's a SHAME when you save money in health care for like 40y now, what do you tjink will happen if you strip away recorces when demands is skyrocketing.. ehy is it never the people in charge that has to save money? Why is their salary going up & up when nurses & carers are staykng the same for 20-30y & then MAYBE some incignificant change.. only harder work & bigger workloads, shared by less people & MUCH MUCH more complicated clients, with multiple diagnosis.. dementia makes caring soo sooo much lore complicated.. it is impossible to give peoper care when ypu ONLY have 2 hands and 20 clients..

  39. THEY WILL ALWAYS!!!! ALWAYS!!!! GET AROUND CULPABILITY!!!! BY THE TIME FAMILYS FINDS OUT HOW BAD MANY OF THESE PLACES ARE…. OUR US LEGAL SYSTEM IS SLOW MOVING, CORRUPT, … YOU WILL FIND OUT…. THESE NURSING HOMES ARE TO BIG, WITH TO MUCH OF EVERYBODY'S MONEY, TO FIGHT THEM. YOU WONT WIN AGAINST THEIR LAWYERS, WHO ARE ALSO MOST OFTEN THE SAME LAWYERS FOR YOUR LOCAL BIG HOSPITALS.
    AIN'T LIFE AND DEATH GRAND!!!
    EVIL, EVIL, EVIL.
    Who ever said what you don't know can't hurt you!????

  40. Omg this bitch bring your own lunch get your ass to work and feed this patient .this ppl give other workers a bad review . horrible cna .but you will be thir one day .

  41. If you’re seeing that your dad is being mistreated why tf you don’t do something about it, instead of just watching, I would never put my mom or dad in a nursing home, after your parents took care of you for years your going to pay them like that ?

  42. I would be pissed !!!! my dad or my mother would never be put into a home !!! they raised me ,and I will serve them now !!!

  43. Omg that’s probably what happened to my grandma too in MN, I remember that my mom kept telling me that her mom wants out of the place she living in, i was only maybe 13-15 somewhere around there, but last year she passed away, I’m now 32 and if I knew any better I would of taken her out of that death house where staffs don’t care

  44. LEAVING HIM THERE IS WHATS DETRIMENTAL!!! SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS HOME HEALTH AIDS!!! I AM A HUGE ADVOCATE FOR KEEPING SENIOR CITIZENS OUT OF NURSING HOMES!!! REHAB CENTERS/ NURSING HOMES ARE ALWAYS FILLED WITH DEMONS WHO HURT THE OLD SICK AND/OR WEAK PATIENTS!! IM NOT KIDDING!! ABUSERS LOVE WORKING IN PLACES LIKE THAT!!! AND THEY ARE SO GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO! DEMONS! THEIR FACES ARE THOSE OF ACTUAL DEMONS TO THEIR VICTIMS, BUT WHEN THE FAMILY AND DOCTORS AND OTHER IMPORTANT PEOPLE SEE THEM, THEY HAVE NORMAL CARING FACES. ITS SICK AND TWISTED. PRISON FOR LIFE!

  45. Sorry that your Dad has went through this ….I hope you can get him out of there …This is just horrible ..omg just horrible ..I hope those two woman go to jail…..

  46. I've worked in nursing homes, which is the reason my mom is not in one. They need to pay nursing assistants a lot more than they are, which would bring in a different skill of workers. They'll pay city workers $20+ to direct traffic or check meters and pay nursing assistants $8.50 to care for the elderly and disabled.

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