Florida retirement home shut down months after attack on 86-year-old

Elizabeth Cohen and Michael Nedelman, CNN

CNN – A newly uncovered video of a resident at an assisted living facility in Florida mercilessly beating another resident raises new questions about the safety of the elderly in places meant to protect and care for them. In the video obtained last week, a 52-year-old resident is seen punching an 86-year-old resident with dementia more than 50 times as the older man lay curled up on the floor. The younger resident accused the older resident of eating his cupcake according to law enforcement. The video was taken by the facility’s closed circuit surveillance system and later turned over to the police who shared it with CNN. The facility – Good Samaritan Retirement Home in Williston – had a history of violations, and more sanctions in the past than any other assisted living facility in Florida. In December 2017, two administrators were arrested in connection with separate incidents on charges of neglect and abuse.

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