A vulnerable dementia patient was punched in the face 11 times by a care home worker. The man was caught on surveillance video punching the innocent dementia patient repeatedly.
Personal support worker, Jie Xiao, was arrested and charged with assault after video showed the appalling attack on patient Georges Karam, 89.
Relatives of Karam had become concerned after he suffered a series of injuries while as an in-patient at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home in Ottawa, Canada.
Daniel Nassrallah decided to put a high definition camera in his grandfather’s room- in full view and which care workers were aware of so they could try and comprehend what was taking place.
But when he reviewed the video, he was completely taken back.
“I literally stood up and fell down, my legs gave way because I didn’t know how to respond to this,” he told the Citizen.
Video showed Xiao enter Karam’s room to change the elderly patient’s diaper.
The puzzled dementia patient fought back weekly at Xiao twice, who responded by hitting him 11 times.
He was also caught taunting the 89-year-old, aggressively shoving his fist in Karam’s terrified face.
Next, Xiao is seen tucking him in and covers him with sheets and blankets before leaving the room.
Karam’s family was shocked after watching the video, especially when Xiao would have been aware of the camera above him.
“We have a camera on him, and even that doesn’t deter him. To me, that’s mind blowing,” his grandson said.
After reviewing the video the family rushed to the care home and called the cops. They ran into Xiao on the way to their grandfather’s room. Xiao was detained until police arrived.
Karam was taken to hospital for a CT scan but was not seriously injured.
He has since plead guilty to assault and is due to be sentenced later this year.
Xiao has also been fired by the City of Ottawa and police are investigating to see if any other patients were harmed.
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