Nursing Home Resident Assaulted In Paterson
A nursing home resident, and grandmother of 10, claims she was brutally assaulted at Alaris Health Center in Paterson, New Jersey last Tuesday by a nurse who denied providing her with pain medication for unbearable pain. The grandmother cried out for help after three attempts to contact the nursing station were ignored. Upon hearing her cries, the “annoyed and angry nurse” came into the room and began “beating her…grabbed her hair and pushed her off the bed.”
After the attack, the nurse left the 80 year old resident alone on the floor, bruised, bloody and crying. After fifteen minutes, the grandmother struggled to get herself back onto her bed, leaving a trail of blood behind. As a result of the attack, she suffered from a bloody and bruised nose and two black eyes. Police are now investigating the claim.
According to her daughter, Jeanette Robles, her mother had suffered an assault from the same nurse back in December, but remained silent about the incident out of fear.
Elder abuse frequently occurs in the United States, but is highly underreported. Nursing Home residents, like Ms. Roble’s mother, are oftentimes afraid to report instances of abuse in fear of retaliation. Abuse does not have to happen to your loved one. Visit our Signs of Nursing Home Abuse page to learn more about how you can detect abuse.