Two assistants from a residence in Barcelona arrested for beating an elderly man with Alzheimer's

Two assistants from a residence in Barcelona arrested for beating an elderly man with Alzheimer's

The Mossos d'Esquadra have arrested two assistants from a residence in Vacarisses (Barcelona)one of whom has entered preventive detention, accused of beating an Alzheimer's patientand that they were surprised by a hidden camera that put the center in the old man's room.

As reported to EFE this Monday by sources close to the case, of the two detainees, one has entered preventive detention by court orderwhile the second has been released with charges.

The center's injury protocol worked correctly and allowed the alleged perpetrators of the attacks to be detected, according to the sources.

In fact, a hidden camera has revealed the origin of the mysterious bruises and scratches that he presented a few days ago 76-year-old man with Alzheimer's at the El Serrat residenceof Vacarisses (Barcelona).

The deputy director of this residence, Marc Puig, explained to EFE this Monday that the patient, who is in an advanced state of Alzheimer's, had returned about fifteen days ago from Sant Andreu Hospital, Manresa (Barcelona).

He had been transferred there to assess his condition and adjust his medication, since the man, who no longer speaks, has no perception of danger and spends the day wandering, passed also bad nights and did not rest getting up often.

After hospital admission, the patient returned to the residence much calmer but it was detected, after a few days, that he had bruises and scratches on parts of his body that were not usual in a person who walks a lot, like the legs.

In this situation, the direction of the centerafter consulting with their technicians, decided to ask permission from the patient's family to put a camera in the room believing that the bruises could be the product of a sleep disorder.

The camera was installed last Wednesday the 8th and on Thursday Puig viewed the recording from the night before, in which it was possible to see how the resident was sleeping peacefully and that, around 9:30 p.m., the two detained assistants began to hit him violently, in the stomach.

"We are a small residence, with 35 residentshas been run by my family for twenty years and something like this had never happened, so terrible", assured the deputy director, who has guaranteed that the two detainees will never set foot on the premises again.

On Friday, the 10th, the two were fired when they went to the residence and, later, Marc Puig went to report the events to the Mossos d'Esquadra, who have asked him for additional information on the case this weekend.

According to the data provided by the deputy director, The detainees are a 26-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman.who have the qualification of Nursing Assistant Technicians, and of whom "nothing made one imagine that they could behave in this way".

The man had been working at the residence for two years and the woman had been doing it, intermittently, for three years, and had had a behavior that Puig has described as "impeccable", until now.