December 17th, 2010
Three caregivers who filmed their acts of nursing home abuse against elderly patients at The Dales Center at Bradford, England are now in jail. The three recorded their abuse of a 99-year-old resident and 86-year-old resident on their cell phones for their own amusement.
The video of the abuse was recently shown in court. One of the patients is shown being hit and having something thrown at him. He is later shown pleading with the abusers to stop their abuse.
Another video shows one abuser laughing at a female patient with dementia as the patient sits on the floor saying “Help me…I am frightened.”
The judge gave the three a jail time of 21 months, 18 months, and 12 months respectively, according to how culpable they were in the abuse.
The judge added, “Everyone who is in court cannot fail to be appalled by your sick conduct.”