Employee fired after nursing home administration discovers, reports video of resident

A nurse's aide at a Wisconsin nursing home was fired, but won't face formal charges, for filming a resident and sharing the video with co-workers.

The unnamed nursing assistant recorded the video of a resident talking at Golden Living – Three Oaks in Marshfield, WI, and shared it with other workers because she thought it was “cute or funny,” authorities told the Marshfield News-Herald.

The director of nursing at Three Oaks learned about the video and contacted police last Monday. Police questioned the nursing assistant, who admitted she had taken the video but deleted it. She was then fired by facility officials.

The family of the resident who appeared in the video told authorities they were satisfied with the employee's firing and did not want to press charges, the News-Herald reported.

"Our employees are trained never to photograph or video patients and residents without express written authorization,” Golden Living spokeswoman Michelle Metzger said in a statement. “The employee who violated this policy was terminated immediately, and we are working with the authorities and the family to determine any further actions.”