Magnolia Manor in Columbia, South Carolina, has been cited for abuse after multiple residents were physically attacked and verbally insulted.
One Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) threw a phone and hit a resident.
Another CNA punched a resident in the eye.
Yet another CNA verbally and mentally abused a resident.
In the first case, the resident stated a CNA had been rude and given them two pieces of bread rather than a sandwich as a meal. The resident went to the nurse’s station to address the issue, but the CNA threw a phone at the resident instead.
The resident was hit in their upper right arm and complained of pain for days. This CNA was immediately fired.
A second resident was reviewed for physical abuse after they reported an incident with a CNA. The CNA was helping them change clothes but was treating them very roughly. The resident called the CNA an offensive name and kicked them in the chest. After this, the CNA punched the resident in the left eye. When the CNA tried to punch them in the right eye as well, the resident was able to block most of the area.
The resident was examined and had a black bruise on their left eye, with a smaller and lighter bruise on the resident’s right eye area. Thankfully, the resident did not have a headache or change in vision, which could have indicated more extensive injuries.
The CNA who punched a resident was also fired.
A third CNA verbally abused a resident about their weight as they were getting dressed.
The CNA entered the resident’s room to assist their roommate, saw that the resident was not wearing a shirt and changing in front of the dresser, and made a body-shaming comment to the resident.
The resident noted that they usually have a good relationship with this CNA, but they were uncomfortable with being made fun of in this way. They laughed in the moment but eventually reported the incident to the Activities Director.
This report shows a shocking, consistent pattern of abuse in Magnolia Manor in Columbia. The nursing staff was comfortable at various points using physical violence to punish and subdue residents, a pattern that does not develop overnight.
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