On January 9, 2015, two nurses pleaded guilty to abusing an elderly woman at Rosewood Care Center – an nursing home located in Saint Charles, Illinois. According to the criminal charges filed against the nurses, one nurse slapped an elderly woman in the face with a strap while the other nurse video recorded the entire thing and then posted it to a public website. While the nurses were slapping the woman, and recording her, the 97 year old elderly woman shouted “Don’t Don’t.”
Nursing home abuse is not only a criminal act but is also conduct that strictly prohibited by the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, 210 ILCS 45/1-101 et seq. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys would advise this woman’s family to file a lawsuit for violations of the Care Act against Rosewood Care Center. Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys would also advise that the individual nurses who abused this poor woman be named as defendants as well.
The full article regarding the nursing home abuse that took place at Rosewood Care Center can be found by clicking here.