It’s unfortunate, but we often hear about problems with assisted
and senior living facilities, and in many cases, the victims are defenseless.
Well, one Philadelphia family captured some pretty clear evidence on camera.
The family of Lois McCallister, troubled by Lois’s allegations that
the caregivers at the senior living facility where she lives were abusing
her, planted a spy camera in her room. The camera caught several employees
McCallister’s daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Paul French, initially
approached management of the facility, Quadrangle Sunrise Living Facility,
owned by Sunrise Senior Living Inc., which runs more than 300 senior living
facilities. Quadrangle were unresponsive to the Frenches’ concerns,
however, and blamed McCallister’s dementia. Undeterred, the Frenches
went to the local police, who arrested three Quadrangle workers–Samirah
Traynham, Ayesha Muhammad, and Tyrina Griffin–for assault and harassment,
among other charges. The video showed the workers verbally abusing and
assaulting a half-naked McCallister. The three women will go to trial
In addition, the Frenches have filed a lawsuit against the workers and
the facility for negligence. The lawsuit claims the facility did not properly
train workers, was understaffed, and violated state regulations. They
are suing for $50,000 in damages, but their primary goal is to raise awareness
of the situation and ensure nobody else has to suffer the way Lois McCallister
did. The Frenches have also removed McCallister from the facility, and
she is now living with them.
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