Salim Youne’s father, 89-year-old Hussein Younes, spent six months in a Michigan nursing home while he recovered from a bowel obstruction surgery he endured in April 2015.
As Salim told Fox 5, during this time, family began to notice “unexplainable” cuts and bruises on Hussein’s body.
It was something that worried them enough that Salim placed a hidden camera in Hussein’s room, behind his alarm clock, to learn how he was sustaining the injuries.Fox 5
That’s how they discovered the “unspeakable horrors” Hussein was being subjected to.
As Fox 5 reported, the video recorded a nurse named Tammy slapping the 89-year-old, throwing him around like a rag doll, and yelling racial slurs.
Hussein’s and Salim’s attorney, Jonathan Marko, said of the video:
“We only caught two days of this horror show at Autumnwood Livonia, two days. He was there for approximately six months. He went in, in May, until his family saw the video in December and yanked him out as soon as they saw it.”
And this isn’t the first time nurse Tammy had been in trouble.
According to Fox 5, she was fired from two other nursing homes before becoming an employee at Autumnwood Livonia Nursing Home and was once chastised for using the n-word.
As a result of the video and her past offenses, the nurse has since lost her nursing license in Michigan. However, according to Marko, the staff “refused to take any responsibility,” when confronted with the video, adding that the Youne family was still billed for his stay, which he described as “despicable.”Fox 5
Marko says that while no criminal charges have been brought up in this particular case, he is looking into it.
Autumnwood released this statement as a result:
“The actions depicted in the video are in no way illustrative of the quality care that is provided by the caring staff at Autumnwood on a daily basis. The employees identified from the video have been terminated, and additional training has been provided to all employees.”
The civil trial in this case is set to begin in June.