Family Files Lawsuit in Delco Elder Abuse Case

A lawsuit has been filed over the alleged abuse of a dementia patient at a suburban Philadelphia care home.

Relatives of the 78-year-old Alzheimer's patient say they recorded the physical and verbal abuse through a video camera hidden in a clock radio.

Mary and Paul French of Havertown say they installed the camera after nursing home officials ignored her mother's complaints of mistreatment, attributing them to her dementia. They filed suit Wednesday in Delaware County.

Sunrise Senior Living Inc. of McLean, Va., operates the Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community in Haverford.

Sunrise officials did not immediately return a message. The company, which operates more than 300 facilities, has said it takes the allegations seriously.

Three former aides, all women, are awaiting trial on assault and neglect charges in Delaware County.

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