The police arrested six caregivers for the elderly on Monday, 14 Teves, in the center of the country, on suspicion of violence and abuse against elderly patients in nursing homes, including hair pulling, throwing diapers and placing pillows over their faces.
Following a covert investigation, six suspects were arrested on suspicion of malfeasance of the elderly in their charge in two nursing homes, in Petach Tikvah and Rehovot. Police say that “the covert investigation took place after the Israel Police decided to place an emphasis on uncovering abuse of the elderly by caregivers in private homes and institutions, and to increase the protection of helpless people.”
It was during this time period police learned of the abuse, numerous cases in which the caregivers abused the helpless patients who relied on them for their care.
In the course of the covert investigation, evidence was gathered from incidents in which caregivers and therapists exerted force towards the patients, including pulling the elderly’s hair, pulling an elderly woman hard to remove her from the chair to bed, placing a towel in the face of an elderly man, pulling an elderly woman from her head to remove her from a wheelchair, They also documented injuries to the face of an elderly woman, the beating of an elderly woman on her leg, the beating of another elderly woman in the face, and the throwing of pillows on the head of an elderly man
Police documented awful acts, cruelty at its worst against the elderly, who in these cases were unable to defend themselves.
The suspects were arrested and arraigned before the Rishon L’Tzion Magistrate Court.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
should have mentioned if these were foreign workers or Arabs or local Jews….