Caregivers of senior citizens arrested for suspected abuse in central Israel

Six caregivers were arrested in central Israel for abuse suspicions. Israel Police said it found evidence of violence towards seniors, including hitting and hair pulling of mentally frail individuals.
Senior citizen in Israel. Illustration Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

The Israel Police arrested six retirement home caregivers in central Israel for suspected abuse. The caregivers are suspected to have used violence against seniors in their care, including hair pulling and throwing pillows and diapers.

In an undercover operation within several retirement homes, Israel Police said it exposed violent behavior “that does not suit the conduct expected of those who work with senior populations, including mentally frail people." Police say they found evidence of caregivers hitting a senior woman’s face, hitting another in the leg, throwing bedding and towels and pulling a woman’s hair to move her from a wheelchair to a bed.



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