Third assisted living worker arrested in case of dementia patient duct-taped to chair

A third employee was arrested on a charge of elderly neglect Aug. 3 in relation to the case of an elderly dementia patient who was allegedly duct-taped to a chair at an assisted living facility in Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Last month, police Lashron Williams and Phygelle Brudent, former staff members at Regal Park Assisted Living Facility in Boynton Beach, Fla., with elderly abuse and false imprisonment for allegedly restraining a 67-year-old patient with duct tape July 3.

A confidential caller told detectives Ms. Tesyeux was also in the room when the patient was bound. Ms. Tesyeux did not help the dementia patient and failed to report the situation to other staff, according to an arrest report. Police arrested Ms. Tesyeux at a Florida airport upon her return from Haiti. She has since been freed on bond.

The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration are conducting ongoing investigations into the assisted living center.

Ricki Kaneti, co-owner of Regal Park Assisted Living, said in an email statement, "The important fact here is that everyone at the facility is flourishing and that all the residents are safely enjoying their quality of life. The family and loved ones have all recuperated from the incident and are pleased with the steps and operations here ate the Boynton Beach Community.

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