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dementia-595638_960_720A New York City nursing home security guard punched an 83 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in the face. 55 year old Michael Adagba was working as a security guard at the Vanderbilt Nursing Home on Castleton Ave. in Tompkinsville, Staten Island last Friday. Around 7:30 p.m. an 83 year old Alzheimer’s patient tried to exit the building.  Exit seeking is a type of wandering that is common among patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. Often the patient is trying to return to a secure place, a home, a family or a workplace. Nursing home staff including security guards are taught to address this type of wandering in a peaceful way . They are supposed to be trained to talk to wandering patients in a friendly way, to make them feel secure.   The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that staff  listen to the reasons why a patient wants to exit and not contradict him or her but propose to go out a little later and then find a way to distract the patient. It seems like Michael Adagba didn’t have much training or experience in working with Alzheimer’s patients. So instead of trying to calm down the 83 year old patient and talking to her in a friendly way, he just punched her in the face. The poor woman suffered swelling and bruises on her face, head and body . Micheal Adagba is facing charges of felony and misdemeanor assault and harassment.

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A nurse was charged with endangering a patient suffering from dementia after she was caught splashing water and hitting a nursing home resident during a bed bath.  Mina Maxine Gayle-Campbell, a certified nurse aid at the Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, NYC was caught on camera last April when she physically abused the victim. Not only did she splash the 82 year old man in the face with water and hit him repeatedly but she also used the man’s own hand to hit himself.  Read more in the NY Daily News

US News Best Nursing homes gave an overall rating of 5 stars (out of 5) for the Shore view Shore View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center however the nursing staff only got 2 stars.Shore view

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Last August an 80 year old nursing home resident suffered severe personal injury after she was physically abused by a nurse’s aid in a New York facility. The incident happened when 59 year old Marie Jeanty, a certified nurse aid was changing the resident at the West Lawrence Care Center, a nursing home located at 1410 Seagirt Boulevard in Far Rockaway, N.Y.  According to Court documents, the nurse aid asked the resident to move to change her clothes and bed linen.   Jeanty then allegedly pushed and hit the resident multiple times in the arm and shoulder with a closed fist and forcibly pushed her into the side of the bed rail, causing her face to hit the rail. As a result, the resident suffered a black eye and significant bruising and swelling to her left arm, right temporal area, and right orbital area, which required treatment at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. The nurse aid was arrested at the beginning of this month and charged with second degree assault and two  felonies for endangering the welfare of another person. Read more in the NY Daily News or read the press release of the New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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Last February a 64 year old patient from a nursing home in the Bronx, NY, was allegedly raped by a a nurse. The victim suffered from dementia and couldn’t speak because of a previous stroke. The abuse happened at the Manhattan Healthcare Center in Marble Hill in the Bronx, NYC. The nurse, 42 year old Nanic Aidasani, was caught in the act by an aid who walked into the room of the patient and found him on the top of the victim.

The family of the woman was back in the courtroom yesterday after the case had already been adjourned five times. They were extremely disappointed to hear that their case had to be adjourned for the sixth time as the lawyer for the alleged rapist is now calling for a psychological evaluation of the nurse. Among the people who came to support the family was NY State Senator Ruben Diaz. The Senator and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization held a prayer vigil to support the family and friends of the victim.

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