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Two staff members have been fired and arrested and an Illinois nursing home now faces a lawsuit after video footage allegedly showed them taunting a 91-year-old dementia patient.

The suspects, arrested on misdemeanor charges, were identified as Brayan Cortez and Jamie Montesa, caretakers at the Abington of Glenview nursing home, about 24 miles north of Chicago.

Both employees “were immediately terminated,” the home’s administrators wrote in a statement.

But the patient’s family disputes that, claiming the pair remained on the job for another week because they were initially cleared of wrongdoing.

“They violate her safety, her privacy, and then they do a slow walk to correct the behavior?” the patient’s son, Tom Collins, asked Chicago’s WLS-TV.

According to reports, Snapchat video footage recorded last December – four days before Christmas -- showed Cortez waving a hospital gown at the elderly woman, knowing that the sight of the gowns was a source of fear and anxiety for her. Montesa allegedly held the camera.
 

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Norcal Skim

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My mom has dementia, just had dinner with her last night. Her caregivers are so patient and loving, I really feel fortunate about that. I cannot imagine the rage (I would have) if the people caring for her did something like this. You have to WANT to do this type of work and have respect for the elderly. ugh :(
 

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