February 15, 2012
An investigation is underway at Appalachian Christian Village in Johnson City, Tennessee where nursing home workers allegedly abused a dementia patient repeatedly.
A total of five nursing assistants were fired, three for allegedly spraying a dementia patient with water for their own amusement, and two other assistants were fired for giving misleading information on the nursing home abuse.
The Tennessee Department of Health said the nursing home did not stop and immediately report the allegations that a dementia patient was abused. An attorney for the nursing home said the allegations of abuse were investigated five days after the abuse happened, and the abuse was reported to the police.
The Tennessee Department of Health is not allowing new admissions to Appalachian Christian Village at this time.
We urge you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer if you suspect or know of nursing home abuse or neglect. An attorney can help get financial compensation for the victim and their family as well as send a message that nursing home abuse will not be tolerated.