A 79-year-old woman of Buffalo, New York was neglected by two of the nursing assistants who worked in the facility where she was living. There was a camera hidden in the room of the elderly woman according to the state attorney general.The aides were accused of not using two people when performing incontinence services for the resident. They were also accused of not using a proper lift when moving the resident from his bed.
Documents were altered by the aides to cover up the neglect. Unfortunately, one attorney in the state believes that this kind of nursing home abuse takes place across the country on a regular basis. If residents do not receive the proper care they need, such as help with changing their clothes or help with cutting their food, then this could affect the dignity of the resident. This incident came to light as a result of a broader nursing home investigation being conducted. The two aides are facing charges of falsifying business records and endangering the welfare of someone who is incompetent.