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[VIDEO] Hidden Camera Captures Unspeakable Abuse Of The Elderly In Nursing Home!

An Ohio nursing home is under fire after a hidden camera installed by a patient's son caught caregivers brutally abusing his elderly mother, according to a report.

Two nurse's aides were fired from the Prentiss Center for Skilled Nursing Care in Cleveland and a third was disciplined after they were filmed manhandling 78-year-old Esther Piskor, an investigation by Cleveland's WKYC television revealed.

One of the aides, Virgen Caraballo, was charged with felony assault, and police were investigating other workers at the home. Caraballo pleaded not guilty.

The state Department of Health cited the center, run by Cleveland's giant MetroHealth health care system, for failing to prevent the abuse.

Piskor's son, Steve, told the station that he hid a camera inside a fan on his mom's dresser after the home ignored his complaints that his mom was being beaten up.

His mother, a grandmother of 25 who has Alzheimer's, had red welts on her face and raised her hands in fear whenever he visited, Piskor complained.

 "MetroHealth said I was taking things out of context and taking it too far," Piskor told WKYC. "They made me out to be the trouble maker, the complainer, the bad guy.

"The administrator at one point told me accidents happen and mistakes are made."

But his hidden camera footage told a different story.

One video shows Caraballo jerking the helpless granny out of her wheelchair and tossing her on her bed like a rag doll.

Later, other brutal aides push Piskor's face against the wall, slam her into a wheelchair and punch her in the face.

Amazingly, Piskor posted signs around the room that the workers were being watched, but the abuse continued.

Piskor said the videos devastated his family.

"I only showed them two videos and they got so upset they were actually crying," Piskor told the station.

Dr. James Campbell, the chief of geriatric care at MetroHealth, said the hospital was "incredibly sorry."

But he denied that Piskor's earlier complaints were ignored, saying both the hospital and the health department investigated the claims but didn't find anything.

"The unfortunate part is those investigations didn't reveal what this video has now revealed," Campbell said. "With 20/20 hindsight, I sure as heck wish we'd have done something sooner."

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Comment by phyllis taylor on July 3, 2011 at 11:26pm
omg that nurses aid dnt think she will ever get old.they say once a man twice a child she must rotten  in jail she wicked,its long time she is abusing that lady.
Comment by Carsams on July 3, 2011 at 1:32pm
These abusive care givers must have emotional, financial, or spousal problems to be this cruel to old helpless people.
Comment by Bombahdrop on July 2, 2011 at 7:36am
Comment by I'm Truly Blessed on July 1, 2011 at 5:14pm
I dont care how things get for me. I will never ever put my parents in a nursing home. Im sorry, bc i hear to many stories about things like this.
Comment by Ronsay on July 1, 2011 at 3:53pm
yo islandgirlNY....well this gtoes to show us that the devil is a tricky motherf@#$er, dude comes in all colors, shapes and sizes, ur right soulless beings and it's sad when it's our own people, but the ones who run the show are the real devils believe that...well off to hell now.
Comment by AT on July 1, 2011 at 10:58am

Hidden camaras should be put in every room where it is monitor by an outside source, to avoid cover up internally.

Its a shame, but this happen every day to poor helpless people.

I hope the Aids are lost in jail.


Comment by Ronsay on July 1, 2011 at 4:54am
@Big Shot i'm feelin u fam, i work in a nursing home and i feel like i'm a guard for the residents more than ever because the workers are grimy our people at that, bklack american, black islanders, and black africans. I already let my words be heard last week, if i catch anybody mistreating any of these elders i'm telling, real talk, f@#k all that no snitch rule these are lives, these people are on there way out already suffering in their own pain,for those who don't know, nursing homes are negative as hell, real talk, THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THOSE ELDERS!! i'll say that 7%of the workers care for these people in my facility.
Comment by Big Shot... on July 1, 2011 at 4:35am
These sad miserable jerks are so mad at their terrible lives and the things they have to do, to the point they become soul-less and inhuman (don't like it, get another job!). That piece of "chit" deserves street justice! But all of them that was caught on camera should be prosecuted to the fullest, for there is absolutely NO EXCUSE!!! Its really sad that there are many people that can do well and has done well at these jobs don't have them, and a lot of it is because these types do. It takes a special type of person to handle a profession like this one, they should have stronger screenings and back round checks. This home should demote or fire the person that hired them too. This is the only way the word gets out, accountability, makes all pay attention, hit them in their pockets. Make them understand it will not be tolerated!!!..
Comment by Anthony on June 30, 2011 at 10:41pm


       This is the world we live in today.  Many people are taking up professions not for the love of it, but because it pays the bills.  Not everyone is cut out to be a caregiver.  Find something you enjoy instead of being stuck somewhere abusing and neglecting old folks for the sake of money!  People please stop focusing on money, this is what has us all twisted!

Comment by BigginsMarie on June 30, 2011 at 8:36pm
Wow! How nasty can you be to do that to someones grandmother!! Makes me even more scared to grow old.

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