Nursing Home Workers Arrested for Abusing Patient
April 08, 2011
Three employees at a Pennsylvania nursing home were arrested Wednesday for the alleged physical and emotional abuse of a 78-year-old patient at the care facility, state officials said.
The alleged abuse occurred at Quadrangle Sunrise Senior Living in Haverford. The family of Lois McCallister, the abuse victim, installed a hidden camera in her room at the facility after they suspected she was being abused.
Police arrested 21-year-old Tyrina Griffin, 19-year-old Ayesha Muhammad and 22-year-old Samirah Traynham and charged them with assault, aggravated assault, harassment, neglect of a care-dependent adult and other crimes.
McCallister left the facility and is now residing with her family.
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is investigating the nursing home for other instances of abuse.