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Elderly patient beaten by workers at assisted living center

Two health care workers have been charged with a variety of crimes related to the alleged beating of a dementia patient care in their care.

The patient, a resident at Sunrise Senior Living in Haverford, Pennsylvania, had told family members that workers at the facility were abusing her. According to the family, they received no help from the facility, so they set up a hidden camera to find out what was going on.

The video shows the victim being repeatedly beaten, workers removing her clothes and leaving her half-naked, and trying to remove her jewelry. The workers are accused of punching, kicking, stripping and poking the patient in the eye.

Samirah Traynnham was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, criminal conspiracy, neglect and endangerment in the case, and Tyrinna Griffin, was arrested on suspicion of abuse.

The workers variously claimed that their actions were just a “joke” and that they never “purposely” struck the patient.

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