After a three-month investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, twenty one people have been charged with abusing patients at an Alzheimer’s care center in Commerce, Georgia. The suspects face 72 charges that include cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older, abuse, neglect, financial exploitation and failure to report under the Protection of Disabled Adults and Elderly Persons. According to reports, former and current employees of the facility are accused of restraining patients with bedsheets, double-diapering patients, physical abuse, and the administration of drugs to patients by unauthorized persons. If you believe a family member or friend has been the victim of nursing home abuse, it is important for you to take immediate steps to protect your loved one. Please be sure to immediately call the law firm of Glass & Robson for a free consultation at (404) 751-4702.