Good employee hiring practices and proper resident supervision is an important part of running a successful nursing home. When these components are missing, seriously terrible things can happen. One piece of advice I give to those with family members in nursing homes is to get to know the staff and make sure there are enough people in the building – especially on nights and weekends.

A nursing home employee of Royal Health Gate in Trenton was arrested over the weekend after a witness reported seeing the worker sexually assaulting a 56 year-old resident. Police Sgt. Steve Varn stated, “Apparently he did this to the same victim a couple of times.” According to an article in The Times of Trenton, the employee “faces four counts of aggravated sex assault for the alleged string of rapes."