8NewsNow reported on Elizabeth Olson, a courageous former nursing home worker who is speaking out against the daily neglect and abuse she witnessed at TLC in Henderson in Nevada. In a report of the state’s nursing homes, every home in Nevada had some violations but TLC was one of the worst.
It’s no surprise that one of the state’s worst violators had instances of abuse and neglect. Olson consistently tried to report the abuse and neglect she saw in TLC, but when she kept complaining to management, they asked her to leave. After leaving the home, Olson reported her complaints to the Ombudsman. She hopes that by making her complaints more public, the attention will cause the home to treat their patients better. She is taking a courageous stand. Most employees are scared of losing their job or being blackballed by the industry so they keep quiet.