A family says nursing home employees abused an elderly man. 89-year-old Hussein Younes checked into the Autumnwood of Livonia nursing home after a surgery but Younes’ son grew suspicious when he saw cuts and bruises on his father’s legs and head as well as drastic weight loss. The family’s lawyer says the facility claimed Younes fell 11 times in a five-month period.
But Younes’ son installed a hidden camera next to the bed which allegedly captured racial slurs and physical abuse. The family filed a lawsuit against the nursing home, which also alleges that Younes was denied water, had his call button taken away, and had his legs run into a wall while sitting in a wheelchair. Younes’ family removed him from the home in December 2015 and lawyers for the nursing home say the employees in the video have been fired and that other employees are receiving additional training.
The civil trial is set to begin in June. This is not the only case of elderly mistreatment that has been reported because family members have installed hidden cameras. Other misconduct has also been discovered in this manner, which has afforded several victims justice in these disturbing and abusive cases.