Nursing home under investigation for nude photos of resident
A skilled nursing home and rehabilitation facility in Indiana is under investigation after inappropriate photos of a resident were allegedly posted by employees on social media.
“The Waters of Scottsburg became aware a few days ago that inappropriate photographs were reportedly taken of one of its residents by a former non-professional staff member. We immediately notified all proper authorities, conducted an internal investigation, and have taken other appropriate action,” said an official statement released Thursday by The Waters to the media said.
“It is our understanding that external investigations may be ongoing, and we therefore must respectfully decline any requests for interviews. The Waters of Scottsburg protects and values the safety and privacy of every resident at all times. We have done, and continue to do, everything that we can to ensure that a secure residential nursing environment is maintained.”
Officials at The Waters did confirm the three nursing assistants involved have been suspended for taking advantage of a resident, according to local TV station WHAS11.
The incident was reported to have occurred May 16, and was directed to the Scottsburg Police Department and the Indiana Department of Health. Thursday, the case was turned over to local prosecutors, who will make the decisions regarding possible criminal charges.
The Scottsburg Police Department referred McKnight's requests to comment Thursday afternoon to the chief of police, who was not available at press time. Phil Ford, regional VP of Operations at Infinity Healthcare Management, which provides consulting services to The Waters, also declined comment Thursday but assured the issue is being handled appropriately.
The Waters is in downtown Scottsburg and offers 91 beds.