Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, plan to send papers to prosecutors on three former of a nursing home, charging the men with assaulting elderly residents.
The employees worked at S Amille Kawasaki Saiwaicho three elderly residents fell to their deaths over a two-month period last year. According to police, last Nov 4, an 87-year-old man fell from the balcony of the fourth floor and died. The second incident occurred on Dec 9 when a 86-year-old woman also fell from the fourth floor. In the third incident, on Dec 31, a 96-year-old woman fell to her death from the sixth floor, Fuji TV reported.
Each resident lived in a private room and the balcony railing is about 1.2 meters high.
Although the three former employees have not been charged over the deaths of the elderly residents, they face charges of assaulting other residents.
Police said one of the trio employee allegedly assaulted a resident in her 80s in June, while the other two disabled nurse call devices in order to make them inoperable for residents.
Police said there have been 81 cases of physical and verbal abuse reported in the past two years at the Kawasaki home and and its group facilities.© Japan Today