December 11, 2012
A former nursing home employee has been arrested and charged with nursing home abuse after turning himself him in this.
According to police reports, Deasmond Kimbrough, 44, was caught on video abusing a 101-year-old senior citizen at the Mount Pleasant Manor earlier this month in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The victim’s granddaughter placed the camera in the nursing home after being told that someone threw detergent in his eyes.
Kimbrough is seen on camera grabbing the victim’s arms, popping him in the nose, and other inappropriate acts. After finding out about the camera footage, Kimbrough turned himself into the Mount Pleasant Police Department. He remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.
Although Kimbrough has not been found guilty, these charges are enough for the family of the victim to retain a nursing home abuse lawyer and file a civil case for damages, should they decide to.
This isn’t the first time this year that South Carolina has been in the hot seat for nursing home abuse. Last month, a former employee of the J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home in Newbury, was caught stealing large sums of money. Additionally, a recent report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control in South Carolina states the several nursing homes throughout the state have been cited for nursing home neglect and abuse.