Youngstown nursing home employee accused of splashing patient with hose, verbally abusing them
An employee at a Youngstown nursing home is charged with patient abuse after accusations that he verbally abused multiple patients and splashed one of them with a water hose.
According to a police report from Boardman PD police were dispatched to Gateways to Better Living on Prestwick Drive on August 31 in reference to a staff member who was being "aggressive" with patients a few days prior.
Police spoke a director overseeing all Gateway to Better Living facilities who told officers that the employee, identified as 27-year-old Trevon Reed was acting "verbally aggressive" towards two patients, but did not go into detail about what exactly he had allegedly said to them.
The director went on to tell police that Reed had splashed one of the patients with a water hose when she was in the shower, which the director considered to be an act of abuse.
The director further told police that another staff member witnessed this happen, but was off on the day police showed up.
Police described all these patients as bedridden and disabled and in need of constant care, and say that one of these patients is non-verbal.
Police say Reed had been taken off the schedule until further notice following his alleged actions.
It wasn't until Sunday, November 19 that Reed was arrested by Liberty Township PD on a warrant with charges related to this incident. He's currently in the Mahoning County Jail facing one count of patient abuse.
Reed is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, November 21 in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas at 8:30 a.m.