Nursing Home Employee Allegedly Tells Resident: ‘I’ll Slap The Black Off You’
A Virginia family claims their loved one was called racial slurs and even physically abused at the Waverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Police say that they and the Sussex County Social Services department are involved and call this an active investigation, according to NBC 12.
[su_center_ad]”It just hurts. It hurts,” said Diane Walker whose sister, Perry Randle, is a resident at the center.
Walker claims in the last year they have found unexplained bruises on her sister.
She further claims her sister has seemed overly medicated and now she says that abuse has become verbal.
“She was like shut up before I slap the black off you,” Randle’s daughter Starr Pierre claims.
Randle suffers from a muscular degeneration disease that has claimed the life of her mother, brother, and sibling. Walker simply wants a place for Randle to feel safe, NBC 12 reports.
“That’s all I want,” Walker said. “I just want my sister to be taken care of. That’s why I put her there.”
“We take all these allegations very seriously,” said nursing home administrator Audrey Seeley. “We cannot substantiate this.”
She claims they’ve conducted an internal investigation.
NBC 12 asked if she’s saying that allegations are not true.
“I’m saying that we can’t substantiate this,” said Seeley. “Yes.”
However, a nurse claims she witnessed the alleged abuse and asked to remain anonymous.
“I’m not hallucinating. I know what I heard,” the nurse said. “Someone is lying. It’s not me. I have no reason to lie. I’m not gaining anything. She has been told that she was going to get the black slapped off her. She has been called n*****.”
“I thank God for the whistleblower. She is brave and courageous,” Walker said. “This is not only about my sister. This is about the other residents in there. What about the ones that don’t have families to check on them?”
Social services will turn over any information from their investigation over to the police department.
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