Two elderly men say they were abused at a senior living center in Cape Coral. One had to be treated at the hospital after reports that workers at Clare Bridge on Santa Barbara Boulevard had gotten violent.
In a police report filed on November 16, the families of two male residents at Clare Bridge claimed the men were bruised and abused.
One man says his 89-year-old father-in-law was found at the facility with bruises on his nose and face.
Another man reported his father complained of an employee grabbing his thumb, then refusing to let go.
The families even say one resident was sent to the hospital after being punched in the chest.
Dotty St. Armand, Director of the Lee County Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, says she often hears similar stories of abuse all over Southwest Florida.
"As they grow older and more frail and isolated, they are easily targeted for scams and exploitation," she said.
Now, the state is looking into the claims of abuse.
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State investigating Abuse Claims at Cape Senior Living Center