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What is Behind the Trend of Nursing Home Workers Posting Degrading Photos of Residents Online?

According to WCMH-TV, a nursing home worker at Autumn Care Center in Newark, Ohio allegedly used a social media website to abuse residents. Reportedly, the nursing home employee taught two patients who suffer from dementia to sing a rap song called “I Love Coco,” which makes references to loving cocaine. After teaching the dementia patients the song, the nursing home worker then videotaped them performing the song and posted the video on Snapchat. In similar cases from around the country, patients have had dehumanizing photos taken of them by workers, including pictures where they were partially or fully nude, and then posted on Snapchat or other social media websites, such as Facebook or Twitter. Protecting nursing home residents from social media abuse has become much more of a priority in recent years. This is due to the fact that an extremely disturbing trend has found momentum. The trend involves cases…
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