A Nursing Home in Lexington was recently cited by the state of Kentucky when members of its staff used personal cell phones to “inappropriately photograph and make audio recordings” of residents without their knowledge. The staff members then attached songs with sexual lyrics to the photographs and circulated them to other employees at the facility.
The facility received a Type A citation, the most serious that a nursing home can receive.
A representative from the nursing home indicated that the matter was thoroughly investigated and that a number of staff members were terminated as a result.
This is the type of abuse that is some instances might go unnoticed or unpunished. The State of Kentucky should be commended for their investigation into such an incident. The dignity of our most vulnerable citizens should be of utmost priority.
Nursing home staff took inappropriate photos of residents, Lexington Herald-Leader, Valarie Honeycutt Spears, April 29, 2009