Male Nurses Allegedly Molest 98-Year-Old Woman & It’s Caught on Tape (VIDEO)

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If you're eating right now, put down your food because after reading this, you'll feel like ralphing. Two male nurses are being investigated after a security camera caught them apparently molesting a 98-year-old woman who was paralyzed due to a stroke. In one video, a male nurse appears to kiss the woman, and in another, he apparently undoes the drawstring of his pants and puts her hand on his privates. The two nurses, Russel Torabala and Alfredo Ruiz, also appear to fondle each other in front of her. Relatives say that while the woman cannot move or communicate, she is aware of everything going on around her. Ugh! Talk about disrespecting your elders.

The woman was being taken care of at home by workers from AMS Homecare Solutions. Her family had also installed a security camera to monitor her care (good thing!). When they decided to take a look at some of the footage, they were appalled by what they saw.

The victim's family is suing the two men as well as their employer (who, it turns out, may not have even been licensed for home care) and the case is being looked at by officials for possible criminal charges. Meanwhile, the two have had their license for home care work suspended but are still allowed to work at hospitals! Scary. Let's hope hospital human resources people read the news.

When I read that one of the nurses "kissed" the woman, my mind went wild. But what I saw seemed like a peck on the forehead or cheek. I'm not saying this is right by any means, especially when it also appears he is fondling his "nurse buddy" and possibly put her hand on his privates, but at least it wasn't as terrible as I'd imagined.

This generation is called the "sandwich generation" because many of us are sandwiched between raising children and taking care of our senior parents. And it seems we have to worry about nursing care in the same way we'd worry about child care. We also recently heard about the female home care attendant accused of assaulting a 106-year-old woman with a sex toy!

Some women crow a lot about raising their own children, but it's not always feasible to take care of our elderly too, especially when we're also trying to take care of kids, hold down a job, and our parents have health issues like paralysis or dementia that make it impossible to care for them properly. Unless you've spoon-fed, diapered, turned over hourly, dispensed medications, bathed, and everything else that needs to be done for some severely disabled elderly, please don't say you'd do it all yourself. Most of us need help with our elders, and luckily, most senior care providers are nothing like these two.

And let's hope these two excuses for nurses don't get their jobs back any time soon. Here is some of the surveillance video. What do you think about it?

Does this make you fear for hiring care for your parents?

Image via Channel 6 News San Diego

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zandh... zandhmom2


KAV1970 KAV1970

The most disgusting thing I've read all year........The two should be banned for the rest of their lives from taking care of ANYONE. Period. End of story. People like that have no respect for themselves, much less anyone else. And then we wonder why our world is in the state it is in. No one has respect for anything - for morals, for the sanctity of life, for human decency - anymore. Just disgusting.

Pinst... Pinstripes4

That's disgusting but how is it alleged if it was caught on tape? That's pretty solid evidence of the incident.

I hope that no one gets the idea that men aren't suited the nursing and home care fields because of these imbeciles in the minority. There are plenty of men who aren't sex-crazed who can properly attend to these patients, my male nurse uncle among them.

Trina... Trina.mhmm

Ive worked in home healthcare and this is heart breaking. Ive never been so sad or disgusted for elder in my life. If I seen that I would beat the living shit out of them whether I was a co-worker or fmaily member! I suspected one lady of abusing a patient and reported her 3 times! Nothing was done. I quit that company because they never intervened. I wish I would have called an ombudsman. Grr. Protect our elders! Once someone hits a certain age, they are children too! Remember that.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

This is one of the most disgusting things I've ever read. It makes me want to cry

Carmen Martin

I hope they end up on the sex offenders list if not in prison.

nonmember avatar JamieKCMO

"but at least it wasn't as terrible as I'd imagined."

How, especially being female, can you totally down play or minimize ANY sexual assault? That was a slap in the face for any victims reading this. I expected better from Cafe Mom.

Laura Alicea de Matias

This is why everytime my mom tells me when she is old she is going to a home I say NO!!!

Mary Sullivan Reed

 I hope they are thrown in jail.  I hope they will have to be registered sex offenders.  I notice that the owner speaks with an accent.  I hope this is not one of those companies that we, the tax payers are funding, allowing non citizens to open companies with low cost loans while our own citizens can't find work.  I am sure they must have been billing medi-care!!!  How could they be getting paid and NOT have the proper license.  This is so infuriating!! 

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