Two people have admitted to abusing dementia patients at a nursing home facility in the UK.
Chevonne Benson, 23, and William Bowman, 22, were caregivers at the Beacon Edge Nursing Home when they verbally and physically abused residents over a 6 month period. It was only when another carer reported the abuse that the true extent of their disgusting crimes was unearthed.
In one incident both pulled the hair of a 96-year old resident and in another Benson told one woman she would be evicted from the home for not paying the rent.
Another former employee, 21-year old Claire Strong, has also been charged with ill treating and neglecting residents. At one point Bowan violated one woman’s privacy by getting into bed with her while Benson took a photo.
BUPA, the company who runs the home, have apologized to families.
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