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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:48 PM

Three Nursing Home Workers Were Arrested For Allegedly Running A Fight Club Of Dementia Patients

Three workers at a North Carolina assisted living home have been arrested following allegations that they were running a fight club-style operation made up of elderly dementia patients.

Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20, Taneshia Deshawn Jordan, 26, and Marilyn Latish McKey, 32, were arrested on assault charges earlier this month, a spokesperson for the Winston-Salem Police Department told BuzzFeed News.

The elder care facility, called Danby House, specializes in caring for Alzheimer's patients, according to their website.

Police said the three Danby House employees were allegedly encouraging the residents to physically fight each other. In at least one case, one of the employees allegedly assaulted a resident by shoving them.

The workers also allegedly filmed the fights and egged the residents on, police told BuzzFeed News.

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In video footage of the fight between the two residents, one of the elderly women can be seen falling on a bed and yelling “let go, help me, help me, let go" as the other woman in the fight continues to hit her, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

One or more of the workers can reportedly be heard saying “punch her in the face" and “stop screaming, (expletive)" in the video. Another reportedly asked if someone was filming the fight and if the video could be sent to her.

One of the elderly women reportedly choked the other, causing one of the workers to say “you’re making her turn red." The workers allegedly did not intervene.

In an interview with police, one of the arrested women reportedly said the woman who was pushed and choked in the fight was a “pain the butt" and that's why they filmed it.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/dementia-nursing-home-fight-club-three-arrested-danby-house?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc


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Reply Three Nursing Home Workers Were Arrested For Allegedly Running A Fight Club Of Dementia Patients (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 2019 OP
Floyd R. Turbo Oct 2019 #1
Iliyah Oct 2019 #2
LisaM Oct 2019 #3
demmiblue Oct 2019 #6
lunatica Oct 2019 #10
LisaM Oct 2019 #12
DeminPennswoods Oct 2019 #14
LenaBaby61 Oct 2019 #4
dmr Oct 2019 #5
pnwest Oct 2019 #7
lunatica Oct 2019 #8
Kittycow Oct 2019 #9
TidalWave46 Oct 2019 #11
jberryhill Oct 2019 #13
pecosbob Oct 2019 #15

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

1. Don't just throw the book at them, beat the shit out of them with it! 🤬

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:53 PM

2. WTF

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

3. We have got to make caregiving a better-paying and less stressful job.

Am I defending the behavior? No. But this is what happens when a job this important is treated as unskilled, minimum-wage, thankless work.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

6. You are absolutely correct.

We also need a lot more oversight of nursing homes/care facilities.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:28 PM

10. This is much more than that

This is sociopathic behavior.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:50 PM

12. I'm not defending the behavior, but when you pay low wages for a bad job

you're not going to get the best and the brightest. It's systemic failure.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:57 PM

14. Exactly

nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:59 PM

4. ALL 3 need to be jailed in a facility ....

Where THEY can get THEIR asses kicked.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 12:59 PM

5. I'm speechless.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:12 PM

7. Oh my God, this can't be real?! How fucking depraved do you have to be

do even think something like that up, let alone act on it. My mother is in a locked dementia ward, and I feel utter rage just imagining something like this happening to her. I become "Karen who wants to see the manager" if I think they're not changing her sheets often enough. These people? I'd go to jail, because, I would not be able to stop myself from coming after the sub-human pieces of shit who subjected my mother to something like this. I would haunt their nightmares, stalk their families, sue everyfuckingbody involved. I would stalk their kids at their busstop. It would be my life's mission to ruin theirs. AFTER they got out of jail.

This breaks my heart, to know that those poor, helpless people who are incapable of defending themselves, or even understand what's happening, have been subjected to this kind of humiliation, pain, fear...I'm actually crying thinking about this. What has become of humanity? Oh I have to go book a flight to go see my mom now. I just can't even....

Some people should just be fucking executed right on the spot and be done with it. JFC, this is going to ruin my mood for the next week.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

8. They were applying for camp guard jobs.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:27 PM

9. As a retired CNA..

I can see my former residents with their frail bodies and paper-thin skin and oh so precious faces going through this and it rips my heart out

There's no words, no words

Except throw the book at these motherfuckers and anyone else who knew about it and kept quiet

ETA: "no injuries" my ass! I bet the victims had skin tears that were just brushed under the rug and blamed on something else! Just putting gentle force the wrong way can make a whole patch of skin slide off!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:30 PM

11. This is why we have jails. NT

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:54 PM

13. I can't even


omg

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 01:58 PM

15. That's it...I've had all the news I can handle for today

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