Police: Hidden camera shows nursing home abuse

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, February 24, 2016

HOPKINS — Police say a hidden camera set up by the family of a Hopkins nursing home resident has captured an aide repeatedly beating the woman.

The resident’s daughter set up a camera at the Glenn Hopkins senior home after finding unexplained bruising on her mother. The family shared the video with Hopkins police who arrested a 55-year-old aide. The woman is charged with two counts of assault.

The Star Tribune reports police say the aide could be seen on the video using her hand, elbow and a hair brush to hit the woman in the head. The video also showed the elderly woman was pulled up from the floor by her hair.

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Glenn Hopkins administrator Lori McGuire says the aide was fired and the facility is reviewing its hiring, training and supervisory practices.