Two residents at an assisted living home in Morris County filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming staff repeatedly and extensively beat them.
Henry Glowacki, 92, and Robert Prochazka, 89, allege they were both assaulted in late 2010 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Morris Plains, leaving both men with dark purple bruises and one with fractured ribs and a broken finger.
"These are completely defenseless old men with Alzheimer’s getting smacked around by the hired help," said Gregg Trautmann, a Rockaway attorney who filed the suit Wednesday. "It’s horrendous. It really is."
A police report prepared days after the alleged attack said "the victims appear to have been physically abused."
"We take all allegations seriously," said Katherine Preede, spokeswoman for Sunrise Senior Living’s corporate headquarters in Virginia. "Our first priority is, and will continue to be, protecting the health and safety of our residents. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our operations and have confidence in the current team to serve our residents and their families. It is Sunrise’s policy not to comment on pending litigation."
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Two Residents Repeatedly Abused at Morris County Assisted Living Home, Lawsuit Alleges