Care home worker shared naked photo of scared dementia patient for a laugh
A worker at a senior care center shared a photo of an 83 year-old dementia sufferer naked from the waist down online for a joke.
The staff member at Paramount Senior Living in Seven Fields, Pittsburgh, targeted the frail woman while she was sat on her shower chair, after a bowel movement, on New Years Eve 2018.
They snapped the stricken senior as she tried to cover her modesty, then shared the exploitative photo on Facebook and Snapchat with the caption Winter Fail.
Family attorney Rob Piece, who is now suing Paramount Senior Living, told CBS Pittsburgh: She knew something was wrong because she began to cover up her genitalia and do what she could to avoid being in front of a camera.
Our client suffers from severe dementia, has a hard time communicating effectively, and you can tell from the photograph shes doing the best she can to cover up her private parts.
Pierce, who filed the familys lawsuit Tuesday, said at least one certified nursing assistant appeared to have been involved in the twisted prank.
He has seen the disturbing photo, but says it is too disturbing to share publicly.