Nursing home workers are fired after they & # 39; have filmed a 91-year-old great-grandmother with dementia before posting it on Snapchat & # 39;
- Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa made a video of themselves taunting the elderly resident of the Abington of Glenview nursing home in Glenview, Illinois
- Margaret Collins, 91, can be seen in the video waving her arms and pushing the caregivers away while they keep throwing a hospital coat in her direction
- Cortez and Montesa write in the video that & # 39; Margaret hates dresses & # 39; and add two smiling facial emoji in the cruel online post
- Nursing home workers know Collins, a great-grandmother, doesn't like hospital dresses, according to family members who sue the facility
- Suit also mentions Cortez and Montesa, both certified nursing assistants, who were fired by the nursing home through the video because it violated Collins' privacy
- Glenview Police accused Cortez and Montesa of disorderly conduct before the incident, which took place four days before Christmas
Margaret Collins (above), a 91-year-old great-grandmother with dementia, was taunted by two nursing home workers in a Snapchat video shot to force her to wear a hospital coat
Two Illinois nursing home workers shot a cruel Snapchat video of themselves scolding a 91-year-old grandmother with dementia about her aversion to wearing hospital dresses, according to a lawsuit filed by the woman's family.
Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa were fired from the Abington of Glenview after the cruel video post, shot four days before Christmas, reported ABC 7.
In the video post on social media, Margaret Collins seems to get increasingly upset, wave her arms and push the caregivers away while they keep throwing a hospital coat in her direction.
& # 39; She waves her arms for one reason. She has no mobility to get away. That's the only option she has to protect herself & # 39 ;, her son Tom Collins told ABC 7.
The video contains the words & # 39; Margaret hates jackets & # 39; and contains two emoji & # 39; s with a smiling face.
& # 39; You're just from, is this someone's sick idea of entertainment? & # 39; asked Joan Biebel, Collins' daughter, also during a conversation with ABC 7.
A spokesperson for the nursing home did not immediately answer a call from the Daily Mail.
Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa were fired from the Abington of Glenview after the cruel video post, shot four days before Christmas
Cortez and Montesa, both certified nursing assistants, were fired for the incident and accused of disorderly behavior by Glenview Police.
A coordinator who took the phone for the police told the Daily Mail that additional information about the costs was not immediately available.
Collins no longer lives in the facility and now suffers from fear, says her family who filed a lawsuit called Cortez, Montesa and the nursing home.
& # 39; The privacy of Margaret was clearly violated & # 39 ;, said John Perconti, family lawyer. & # 39; They had no right to have cell phones there. & # 39;
In the video post on social media, Margaret Collins (above) seems to be getting more and more upset and she starts waving her arms. Her taunters wrote & # 39; Margaret hates jackets & # 39; on the post with two smiling facial emoji & # 39; s
A hospital coat is thrown in the direction of Margaret Collins (above), although nursing home workers know she dislikes it
The nursing home said in a statement: & # 39; The privacy and dignity of our residents are of the utmost importance at Abington. Two employees were recently terminated immediately when it was found that they were violating our standards and policies. & # 39;
Relatives complained that the termination did not take place quickly enough, which was proof to them that the facility had turned a blind eye.
& # 39; They violate her safety, her privacy and then take a slow walk to correct the behavior? & # 39; Collins & # 39; son Tom said.
A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health said that Abington has not implemented its own abuse prevention policy.
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