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Authorities: Aide Beat Alzheimer's Patient With Belt Buckle

There are 25 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Feb 29, 2008, titled Authorities: Aide Beat Alzheimer's Patient With Belt Buckle. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

A former patient aide at an assisted living facility in King of Prussia is scheduled to go on trial in Montgomery County on charges that she beat an Alzheimer's patient with a belt buckle.

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Carolyn

Woodstown, NJ

#1 Feb 29, 2008
People who inflict harm on those who are unable to defend themselves are ANIMALS!! She should made to live out her life in a cage, as wild animals do, no questions asked!!
Bernadette

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 29, 2008
The story about the aide beating the alzheimer's patient is disgusting. How is this person out on bail? People should not work in an environment that they don't understand. My Mom just passed away last year, she had severe alzheimer's. I was sole caretaker for her for the last ten years. When taking care of these patients you have to handle them just like you would a child. They are totally dependant on their caretakers. I only hope this woman does not have children, if she does I hope she is supervised when taking care of them. Thank you for letting me vent. These types of stories really upset me.
JoAnn Philadelphia PA

Trenton, NJ

#3 Feb 29, 2008
I'd like to spend 5 minutes in a room with this savage. No belt buckle needed - I'll use my own hands.
lisa

Overland Park, KS

#4 Feb 29, 2008
It seems apparent this aide is a psyco.Did the manager not reconize this? It is their duty to observe for any abnormal behavior.I know staffing is at a minimal in any long term health care facility . Aides have anywhere from 10 to 20 patience each.There is no excuse for this behavior just walk away.The department of health needs to step in and make these facilities accountable for the crimes against the elderly.The administration needs to be put on the spot by the dept. of health and provide the optimum ratio.This would put less stress on patience and staff.It really does boil down to the responsibility of the administration.
None

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Feb 29, 2008
This woman needs to rot in prison. Someone already said it, but how IS this person out on bail. Anyone who would do something like that has a few screws loose and a true evil side. She's insane, get her out of my society.
my balls

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Feb 29, 2008
WTF? Some people are savages and should not be considered apart of the human race.... Rot in hell!
Kathy

Swedesboro, NJ

#7 Feb 29, 2008
God bless this poor senior citizen. Does this aide hava a mother or father? Can she imagine her family being treated so cruelly? The nursing homes must be more careful who they allow to care for our older family members. The aide should receive the same treatment as her sentence. We as sons and daughters must make sure our parents are properly cared for.
GrayReb

Toms River, NJ

#8 Feb 29, 2008
Looks like this facility in King of Prussia failed to protect its assisted-living patients in the most horrendous fashion by beatings with a belt buckle. The aide must have wanted to be sure the patient felt excruciating pain. Can anyone imagine inflicting these kinds of injuries on an Alzheimer's patient?
I guess they don't check employees' backgrounds prior to hiring violent, drug-addicted or criminal attendants, either. Much like Delaware's Psychiatric Center. All aides and attendants should be subject to regular, ongoing screening and background checks as long as they are employed in a position that permits them to work among patients and the elderly.
I think ALL of these facilities should be required to employ patient advocates and monitors to ensure these people are NOT being abused in ANY way, at ANY time. This really pi$$ed me off!
BARACK OBAMA

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Feb 29, 2008
YES WE CAN!
Alice Edmondson

Bordentown, NJ

#10 Feb 29, 2008
I THAT THAT IS HORRIBLE! I HOPE THAT WOMAN GET!S REPORTED TO SOCIAL SERVICE!S, FOR THAT MATTER! BECAUSE THAT IS ABUSE! IN MANY STATES PEOPLE PUT PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR ABUSING ELDERLY PEOPLE LIKE THAT! TO HIT AN ELDERLY PERSON WITH A BELT IS ELDER ABUSE! TO HIT A CHILD WITH A BELT IS CALLED CHILD ABUSE! AND TO ME, THEY ARE BOTH CRIMES! THAT NEED TO BE REPORTED!
Ping Pong Bob

Ardmore, PA

#11 Feb 29, 2008
Of course the elderly should not be abused. But I agree with the former governor of Colorado, that some people have "a duty to die". The demographics are simply undeniable. No society can support an excessive number of unproductive citizens. It is simply mathematically impossible for one worker to support, say, five retired elderly people, especially if a large proportion of those elderly people have advanced altzheimers and are basically vegetables. My guess is many societies will evolve some type of "voluntary euthanasia" of the sick elderly, a la "Soylent Green".
Jon Corzine the Brilliant

Baldwin, NY

#12 Feb 29, 2008
Alas. Pennsylavania is just full of rubes. In my "Progressive" New Jersey, we just ignore these poor idiots to death.
Poster

Bryn Mawr, PA

#13 Mar 3, 2008
Wow. I'd love to hit you with a belt.

How about all the drug dealers, murders, etc. that are in society? I'd rather have them euthanised than the elderly.
Ping Pong Bob wrote:
Of course the elderly should not be abused. But I agree with the former governor of Colorado, that some people have "a duty to die". The demographics are simply undeniable. No society can support an excessive number of unproductive citizens. It is simply mathematically impossible for one worker to support, say, five retired elderly people, especially if a large proportion of those elderly people have advanced altzheimers and are basically vegetables. My guess is many societies will evolve some type of "voluntary euthanasia" of the sick elderly, a la "Soylent Green".
Sara

United States

#14 Jun 4, 2008
To Ping Pong Bob:
You speak of voluntary euthanasia; where have you been? These facilities have been knocking off poor victims for years and it is not voluntary. You are just the type that these so called nursing facilities hire. People with no conscience and no compassion. But not to worry, what goes around comes around. You will have your day. And when you are being euthanized against your will, just remember your words. They should comfort you. I have witnessed the sub-standard and cruel treatment in these facilities and I can tell you, this could be your worst nightmare. They don't screen people properly and as a result they are hiring criminals; they don't hire enough people so the poor patients get ignored or drugged to the extreme so they can't complain. They are lucky if they survive all this abuse. Most don't. Going to one of these places is a death sentence.
ganja_farmer

Allentown, PA

#15 Jun 5, 2008
This man is lucky to be beaten with a belt buckle only. There are some that I believe have been murdered and was covered up by autopsy claiming heart failure. I am not talking about this particular facility.
50 year resident

Allentown, PA

#16 Jun 7, 2008
what color is the beater?

“ja sagte ich das :)”

Since: May 08

jackson purchase area

#17 Jun 7, 2008
beat this sorry a$$ with a garden hose and then spray him with a fire hose,each day for a week.
its sad but the abuse in nursing homes is rampant.
a nurse slapped my grandmother a couple of years ago, and i went to kick the nurses ass-but the good Lord held me back,and the nurse was fired.
my daughter works at the home where granny is now to make sure she and no other poor old person gets abused.
that shit sets me ON FIRE.

“ja sagte ich das :)”

Since: May 08

jackson purchase area

#18 Jun 7, 2008
Ping Pong Bob wrote:
Of course the elderly should not be abused. But I agree with the former governor of Colorado, that some people have "a duty to die". The demographics are simply undeniable. No society can support an excessive number of unproductive citizens. It is simply mathematically impossible for one worker to support, say, five retired elderly people, especially if a large proportion of those elderly people have advanced altzheimers and are basically vegetables. My guess is many societies will evolve some type of "voluntary euthanasia" of the sick elderly, a la "Soylent Green".
the good Lord decides when we go not some kook dr kevorkian.
henrietta momma

United States

#19 Jun 7, 2008
she be a guhd grl she be a docta n sheeit she dint doo nuffin
Momma

United States

#21 Jun 7, 2008
ganja_farmer wrote:
This man is lucky to be beaten with a belt buckle only. There are some that I believe have been murdered and was covered up by autopsy claiming heart failure. I am not talking about this particular facility.
I like your name.

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