A nightmare scenario for a family in Fulton County is when they put an elderly or infirm loved one in a facility to care for them and discover that the nursing home staff has committed abuse. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse happens all too frequently. It can lead to injury, illness and even death. In many instances, the families are not even aware that their loved one suffered personal injury as a result of the nursing home workers' failure to adhere to a reasonable standard of care. When it happens, it's imperative that the circumstances be investigated to find out the details.
An investigation is proceeding due to allegations that a 75-year-old woman suffering from dementia had been sexually abused at the nursing home where she was a resident. The woman is terminally ill and had complained to her daughter that she was in pain. She was taken to the hospital where it was found that she had a sexually transmitted disease.