Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee has brought a new set of Nursing Home related issues to light, exploitation of residents via social media and social sharing.
Currently there is an unidentified number of open nationwide cases where nursing home staff has taken inappropriate photos of residents and shared those photos with others, and, on social sites like Snapchat.
The Senator is now looking to State and Federal offices for answers. What’s been done to prevent cases like this? What is the policy for handling staff and administration who has engaged in or allowed this type of appalling behavior?
“The posts are degrading and horrifying. The residents are frail and incapable of fighting back against the abusive treatment. The Justice Department is the nation’s top law enforcement agency. Its involvement in fighting a newly emerging crime is critical to prevention, prosecution and holding perpetrators accountable.” -Senator Grassley
Earlier this month, in a response to other shocking allegations of poor standards of care and possible abuse, Jacoby & Meyers formed a dedicated attorney group to better assist victims of Nursing Home Abuse, the Nursing Home abuse and Neglect Elder law lawyers.