A worker at a nursing home in Jefferson County, Missouri has admitted to sexually assaulting a 92-year-old patient multiple times. According to authorities, 36-year-old Robert Leensvaart was discovered in bed with the female patient on February 19th at the Crystal Oaks Nursing Home. Leensvaart, who is a nurse’s aid, has admitted to investigators that he was attracted to the woman and that he fondled her bare breasts over 100 times. The victim is suffering from Alzheimers disease and is said to be in a retracted state. She is bedridden and typically remains in a fetal position. Leensvaart has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
Families that face making the decision to place their loved one in a nursing home or living facility are often concerned with their health and safety. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is an epidemic that affects over 2 million patients. Employees of nursing homes are often overworked, underpaid, and lack proper training; however, nursing home abuse and neglect is never acceptable. In the event of a patient sustaining an injury or fatality, the victim’s family may have grounds to file a nursing home abuse case. To receive a full investigation into the incident, it is imperative to consult a skilled St. Louis nursing home abuse attorney.
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