Prank turns into elder abuse

Prank turns into elder abuse
Here’s an example of a prank that might be funny if it was in a movie. But in the real world, if you think about the victims, not so much.

Six employees of the Valley View Skilled Nursing Facility, a nursing home in Ukiah, California, thought they’d discovered a funny prank they could play on workers on the next shift.

They coated patients who had dementia – patients who could not object – from head to toe with ointment, making them slippery for the next employees taking care of them.

The employees thought it would be hilarious, but the California Bureau of Elder Abuse did not, and charged them with four misdemeanor counts, including elder abuse.

The six workers were also fired.

Dementia patients victims of slippery prank – San Francisco Chronicle>>

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