IVA-"Crippled and Elderly Patients Abused in North Side Home" - Task Force - Philip Caputo - Chicago Tribune

IVA-"Crippled and Elderly Patients Abused in North Side Home" - Task Force - Philip Caputo - Chicago Tribune

by: Philip Caputo | publication date: March 3, 1971 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 2

"The toothless old woman, her shoulders bent by age and disease, stood in the kitchen doorway staring at two nurse's aides drinking coffee. Her request was a simple one: she wanted a cup. "Well, you can't have any," one of the aides responded. "Why not?" asked the woman, her arthritic hands clutching a metal walker. "Shut up, frog mouth; we're runnin' this kitchen," the aide snapped. The woman stood expressionless for a moment, then shuffled away to her room. . ."

A part of the Tribune Task Force's investigation into Chicago nursing homes, reporter Philip Caputo worked as a maintenance man at Beacon Side Nursing home and reported on the maltreatment he witnessed there.

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