March 23, 2012
A Minnesota Health Department report says a female nursing home resident was repeatedly sexually abused by a male staff member at Highland Chateau Health Care Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The alleged abuser was fired from the nursing home but police have not been able to reach him yet for questioning. The man has been accused of nursing home abuse and neglect at other nursing homes he has worked at. Charges have yet to be filled by prosecutors.
The Health Department’s report did not find the nursing home negligent in this case since they immediately reported the situation when it came to light and the accused man received proper training from the nursing home.
Sexual abuse is one of the more disturbing forms of abuse that happens at nursing homes across our country. When abuse or neglect is suspected it needs to be reported to the police immediately and family of the victim are encouraged to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.