At a time when our elderly people are isolated in nursing homes without the protection of family visitors, they face increased risk of abuse as illustrated by a viral video showing exactly that. A 20-year-old man was arrested by Detroit police on Thursday after a video of him beating a nursing home patient went viral.
According to police, the assault occurred at Westwood Nursing Center on the city’s northwest side.The Detroit Newsreported:
A video had been posted on social media and shared several times by concerned citizens of an incident that allegedly occurred on May 15. Police saidboth the 75-year-old male victim and the suspect are patients at the nursing home located in the 16500 block of Schaefer.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The suspect was taken into custody at the nursing home…
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