Colbeck statement on alleged nursing home abuse

Senator Patrick Colbeck

Senator Patrick Colbeck

LANSING, Mich.State Sen. Patrick Colbeck offered the following statement on Wednesday regarding alleged nursing home abuse that recently came to light in Livonia.

“Abuse like this of our elders under what is supposed to be professional care simply cannot be tolerated, and I applaud the immediate firing of the employee,” said Colbeck, R-Canton. “The nursing home will be further investigating the issue, and criminal charges may be filed.”

The alleged abuse was documented after the family placed a hidden camera in their father’s room. Sen. Colbeck authored Public Act 171 of 2012 to help provide better investigative programs in cases of significant elder abuse.

 

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