Thursday, July 05, 2012

Family alleges relative was victim of abuse at St. Louis nursing home

The family of a resident at a St. Louis County nursing home says their 68-year-old relative had to be taken to the hospital after suffering horrific injuries from alleged nursing home neglect. The news comes within days after a criminal elderly abuse investigation was launched against St. John’s Place.
While the Missouri Department of Health is not officially talking about the allegations, police have confirmed they were told of the incidents.
Gail Drmacich, the family member of a now former resident, saw a News 4 story and said she wanted to paint a troubling picture of what’s really going on inside the St. John’s Place facility.
“This is more neglect, I would say more neglect,” said Drmacich, who cleaned out her mother-in-law’s room out Tuesday. “She’s got bruises on her, could be from a fall I can’t tell you.”Another family alleges relative was victim of abuse at St. Louis County nursing home | St. Louis: