Daytona Beach Nursing Home Allegedly Fails to Cooperate With Local Police Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations
July 28, 2014
Daytona Beach Police officials are investigating a possible rape case after a 75-year-old woman was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The elderly lady, who also suffers with dementia and is terminally ill, was tested positive for an STD in July this year. Shockingly the nursing home that is embroiled in the allegations are refusing to cooperate with police, banning police from speaking to its employees.
Daytona Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center are under fire from the police department for failing to prevent abuse and neglect. They are being accused of putting other residents at risk by not allowing police to speak to the 69 employees and visitors that they named in a list that was finally handed over after two weeks of pressure from the victims daughter who filed a report.
The Agency for Healthcare Administration who are conducting the investigations have fined the nursing home four times already in the past according to their records. Each time they have failed to administer the appropriate care that residents needed.
Sexual elder abuse is an abhorrent and shocking form of abuse that takes place in nursing homes. Vulnerable, ill, elderly residents are most at risk to the sexual advances of staff members or nursing home visitors. Our site provides information and advice about what to do if you suspect that a sexual elder abuse case has affected your loved one. McIver Brown can also offer legal guidance and support for you and your family.