After Rebecca Knapton’s father complained about being mistreated at a nursing facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, she took matters into her own hands.
A video from WRAL News shows nurses verbally abusing and shaming Knapton’s 68-year-old dad.
In the video, he falls onto the floor from his bed. After calling out to nurses for 15 minutes they finally show up.
Instead of helping him up, the nurses began to berate him.
“How old are you, one? You’re supposed to be enjoying your retirement. Instead, look what you are doing, pooping on yourself. Shame on you,” a staff member said.
“You had to do something very wrong with your life. What did you do? You’re suffering so badly, so you’ve done something wrong. Yes, you did,” the staff member said.
After being on the floor for two hours and listening to the verbal abuse the nurses finally pick him and place him back on his bed.
Choice Health Management Services released this statement:
“As soon as the facility became aware of the family’s allegations, an investigation was initiated. We understand the family’s concern and regret that this occurred. The staff involved were terminated for their inappropriate conduct. The remaining staff received additional in-service training.”