Three former employees have been charged in a nursing home abuse case after the victim’s son exposed their crimes using a secret video camera set up in his mother’s room.
Peter Wright set up the video surveillance camera three weeks after his mother Gladys moved into The Granary Care Home, a specialist dementia center in the UK, in October 2012. What he exposed would shock and disturb Peter and begin investigations into the facility reigniting the debate over whether 24 hour secret cameras have a rightful place in nursing homes to protect residents or not.
The footage, which spans over October and December 2012, shows the 79-year-old victim manhandled, shoved, pulled and pushed. She was verbally abused on a number of occasions. Footage also shows that on one occasion she was forced down onto her bed as her attacker sat on top of her and forced her eyes open. She was also forced backwards into a chair by her chin.
One of the attackers, 25-year-old Daniel Baynes, also admitted stealing food from the victim. He has been jailed for four months. He admitted to his part in the abuse and showed remorse following his sentence. The other two employees, Tomasz Gidaszewski and Janusz Salnikow, were handed suspended sentences and ordered to do community service. They have all been suspended from their roles as investigations into the home’s quality continue.
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