October 21, 2011
Several employees at Oakridge Osseo Nursing Home in Osseo, Wisconsin were fired after an investigation into alleged verbal abuse of residents.
A complaint was made to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and a subsequent investigation showed some staff were disrespectful and rude to residents, behavior that can be considered verbal nursing home abuse.
The nursing home’s Chief Administrative Officer said the employees had to be terminated since the alleged abuse was not reported and dealt with right away.
The Chief Administrative Officer added that he wanted this to be learning experience for staff so that they remember that the needs and care of residents is what is most important.
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms. Although verbal abuse does not receive as much attention as more obvious abuse, such and physical or sexual abuse, it can be very damaging.
Nursing home abuse or neglect in any form needs to be reported to authorities immediately. We also advise you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.