April 8, 2014 1:03 pm -

And now there’s a lawsuit, because a dementia patient was placed ‘in apprehension of offensive, physical harm’ says her family.

The family of 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood decided to sue her Long Island care home after one of the sons found a picture in her belongings of her placing dollar bills in the underwear of a stripper, who was bent over her.

Several other residents at the East Neck Nursing Center in West Babylon were present in the room, with one appearing to be crying, according to the suit.

The suit said: ‘Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over [her] and directing [her] to place her hands about and upon his body, including his genital area, without [her] consent.’

It continued: ‘Hiring male strippers to perform for the defendant’s nursing-home patients was a serial occurrence…

‘Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady… And now she has been defiled.’

D.B. Hirsch
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