Nursing home workers are fired after ‘filming themselves taunting a 91-year-old great-grandmother with dementia before posting it on Snapchat’
Caregivers are fired after “mocking themselves, mocking a 91-year-old great-grandmother with dementia before posting it on Snapchat.”
Margaret Collins (above), a 91-year-old great grandmother with dementia, was taunted by two nursing home workers in a Snapchat video they shot appearing to try and force her to wear a hospital gown
In Illinois, two retirement home workers made a cruel video about the choir mocking a 91-year-old great-grandmother with dementia for refusing to wear a hospital gown. This resulted in a lawsuit filed by the woman’s family.
Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa were released from Abington of Glenview after the horrific video footage filmed four days before Christmas, said ABC 7.
In the social media video, Margaret Collins seems more and more annoyed, hitting her arms and pushing the caregivers as they throw a hospital gown at them.
Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa were fired from the Abington of Glenview following the cruel video post, shot four days before Christmas
“She waves her arms for a reason, she has no mobility to escape, and that’s the only way to protect yourself,” her son Tom Collins told ABC 7.
The video contains the words “Margaret hates clothes” and two emojis with smiling faces.
“Are you just that, does anyone have a bad idea of entertainment?” Joan Biebel, Collins’ daughter, asked while talking to ABC 7.
In the social media video post, Margaret Collins (above) appears to become increasingly upset and starts flailing her arms. Her taunters wrote ‘Margaret hates gowns’ on the post with two laughing face emojis
A spokesman for the retirement home did not immediately respond to a call from the Daily Mail.
Cortez and Montesa, both certified nurses, were fired for the incident and charged with wrongdoing by the Glenview police.
A hospital gown is thrown in Margaret Collins’ direction (above), even though workers at the nursing home are aware she has an aversion to wearing them
A dispatcher who responded to the police phone told the Daily Mail that information about the extra charges was not immediately available.
Collins no longer lives in the facility and is now worried, said his family, who filed a lawsuit to claim Cortez, Montesa and Nursing Home.
“Margaret’s privacy has been clearly violated,” said John Perconti, a family lawyer. “They were not allowed to have cell phones there.”
The Nursing Home said in a statement: “The privacy and dignity of our residents is of utmost importance in Abington, and recently two employees were fired immediately when it was determined that they violated our standards and practices. policies. ‘
Family members complained that the layoffs were not fast enough, which proved that the school had turned a blind eye.
“Are you harming your safety, your privacy, then you are taking a slow walk to correct your behavior?” Collins’s son, Tom said.
A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health said that Abington had not implemented its own anti-abuse policy.