Many more victims of nursing home abuse are coming forward after the arrest of a nursing home worker who has been brought up on sexual abuse charges, according to Salt Lake Police.
In just one day, over a dozen phone calls have been received by people who may not have been taken seriously in their original complaint against the male nursing home worker.
Some of the calls involved people with elderly parents that for one reason or another didn’t take the complaints seriously, most likely due to the mental status of the individual.
The worker is being charged with sexually abusing an 85-year-old woman who resides at the home.
These types of cases can be especially difficult due to some of the patients having altered mental status, while some patients may have passed away since the original incidents occurred.