More than 70 charges filed in investigation of cruelty at Ga. Alzheimer’s facility

Almost two dozen former employees of a Georgia center for people with Alzheimer’s disease are facing more than 70 charges in an investigation of cruelty to patients.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents say the charges stem from a three-month investigation of Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, about 65 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Agents used a warrant Tuesday to search for evidence. The investigation uncovered accounts of physical abuse, such as staff members striking patients and throwing water on them.

Authorities say warrants for the arrests of 21 former and present employees were issued. Charges include cruelty to people 65 or older and accusations of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
A telephone message left at the center Tuesday morning was not immediately returned.

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More than 70 charges filed in investigation of cruelty at Ga. Alzheimer’s facility

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3 Responses to “More than 70 charges filed in investigation of cruelty at Ga. Alzheimer’s facility”

  1. Finny Says:

    This should scare the socks off of everyone who reads this article. How many of us think we're going to get some form of dementia or Alzheimer's before end of life? We'd better wake up and take action.

  2. Barbara Says:

    You're so right, Finny.

  3. Brian Says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how utterly cruel people can be. Shame on all of them!

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