March 7, 2011
Three former employees at the Idylwood Care Center in Sunnyvale, California have been charged with nursing home abuse. One man is accused of elder abuse and battery while the other two ex-workers are charged with knowing about the abuse but not reporting it.
According to other employees at the nursing home, the 27-year-old man accused of abuse was seen grabbing an elderly man with the intent to abuse him. The two other male employees, ages 22 and 50, who apparently knew of the abuse were required by law to report it; however, they did not.
All three men have been charged with misdemeanors and a spokesman for Idylwood Care Center says they no longer work at the nursing home.
Physical abuse of the elderly in nursing homes is all too common. If your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, or if you have suffered abuse in a nursing home, we urge you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately.