Old folks home abuse claim is true, say former employees

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  • Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019

SEREMBAN (Bernama): Former employees of a nursing home for seniors have claimed that a Facebook video showing an elderly resident being taunted by a supervisor is a true depiction of what has been happening at the home for about three years.

The four former workers, aged between 22 and 26, also said that allegations about the elderly being forced to drink urine and eat chillies and given more than the prescribed sleeping pills, were all true.

They said they had witnessed such things happening.

One, who only wanted to be known as Faizal, said the residents were physically abused, and if they caused problems, they would be deprived of food, which was even more traumatic for them.

"Some residents had complained to their children,” he told reporters at a press conference here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Dila, another former worker said she was speaking up out of concern for the elderly residents in the nursing home located in Seremban 3. – Bernama

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