Police in Hopkinsville, Kentucky have charged a male nurse assistant with sexually abusing two female patients at a nursing home, Bradford Heights Center. Police believe that more victims may exist. The police believe Rodriguez Durr took advantage of two elderly women who couldn’t defend themselves because of their age and health.
Important advice from one visitor: “Make sure you always see on your elderly people,” said Eva Barnes, a visitor at Bradford Heights Center. “They need to be talked to sometimes. They need to be loved.”
Unfortunately, our office has handled and is currently handling cases involving sexual assaults and abuse at nursing homes. Some important questions to be answered for this family will be: what type of background check did the nursing home perform on this employee? What type of training is given to all employees to look out for this criminal behavior? What steps are taken to prevent the abuse and neglect of these nursing home patients? Is this home more worried about profits than they are their residents?
If you have a loved one that has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please feel free to call our office. These residents are our most vulnerable citizens and they deserve to be treated with respect and care.