Nursing Home Caregiver Charged with Battery

Published 06/23 2014 04:21PM

Updated 06/23 2014 04:22PM

Denita Bass (Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)
Denita Bass (Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office)
A hidden camera placed in the room of a nursing home resident with Alzheimer's leads to the arrest of a caregiver.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's investigators say this woman, Denita Bass, is shown in the video shoving and pushing the resident. Bass was fired by West River Health Campus following the incident. Bass now faces a battery charge.

At one point, Bass is seen throwing the woman on the bed and striking her face and putting her in a headlock.

The resident's husband claims he placed the camera in the room to record her interaction with the staff members. At the time, he says he did not suspect any foul play.

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