Posted on March 23, 2023

Nursing Home Workers Arrested After Being Caught Beating Residents

Gerrard Kaonga, Newsweek, March 16, 2023

Two Nursing home workers in Florida have been arrested after police say surveillance footage showed the employees whipping an elderly resident.


The employees, 21-year-old Rosa Edwards and 19-year-old Aneisha Hall have been arrested and charged with two counts of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. The pair have also been suspended from work pending official termination.

The alleged incident between the two suspects and an elderly resident took place on March 12 at the Inspired Living at Ivy Ridge Assisted Living Facility {snip}

Surveillance footage showed the two women allegedly whipping an elderly male resident with a lanyard and laughing, which resulted in a further altercation.

At the time, the elderly resident was pushing a female resident in her wheelchair.

“Edwards and Hall proceeded to grab the male resident and take him to the ground as he continued to hold on to the wheelchair, causing it to fall sideways with the female resident in it,” according to the police press release.

“Both Edwards and Hall then ran away from the area of the incident and out of view of the camera, leaving both elderly residents laying on the ground.

“According to deputies, Hall and Edwards reported the incident to their co-worker, however they stated that the male resident battered the female resident, and they were not involved.