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Employee at home for elderly arrested for assaulting 78-year-old resident

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Police have arrested a 28-year-old man who works at a Hokkaido home for the elderly on suspicion of assaulting a 78-year-old resident by yanking the man’s ear, causing a serious injury.

According to police, the incident occurred at the Fukuro no En facility in Eniwa on July 13, Fuji TV reported. An employee called 119 at around 9 p.m. and said a resident had suffered a serious injury to his right ear lobe after falling down. The man was taken to hospital where doctors said he was in a stable condition.

Police said five employees were on duty at the time. One of them, Shohei Yoshimitsu, admitted to pulling the man’s ear. Police quoted Yoshimitsu as saying he was stressed out from caregiving work.

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Some of these old folks can be really ratty to the staff and make their lives hell. Can’t blame the worker for snapping. A stable condition after having your ear lobe pulled? I should think so

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it's hardly news ..Sure the old guy will be fine.

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I once volunteered to work in an old folks home, there was a woman there, when you bent down to talk to her, she slapped you real hard in the face , or punched you and we could do nothing. Anyway wishing the old guy a quick recovery

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Shohei needs to find a new profession. Maybe a bouncer. The employees who take care of the elderly are saints in my book.

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Some of these old folks can be really ratty to the staff and make their lives hell. Can’t blame the worker for snapping. A stable condition after having your ear lobe pulled? I should think so

You'll be old one day. And maybe you will also be vulnerable and totally dependent upon others to support you. I wonder if you will then think it acceptable for 'carers' to physically harm you?

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I wonder if you will then think it acceptable for 'carers' to physically harm you?

He's such a lovely guy, it won't happen.

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Every aged care worker is not an angel; neither is every patient. When things do go wrong on the caregivers side, too often we see exposed the generational divide between a relatively pampered generation that came of age in an era of increasing social atomisation, and a more taciturn gamanshugi crowd they’re in the process of supplanting. Empathy deficits all round.

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If YOU weren't THERE, you have NO IDEA what REALLY happened.

( I HAVE been somewhere, where afterwards, someone was charged with a CRIME, I know for a FACT the guy didn't do it, but was charged ANYWAY).

No; it's not o.k. to abuse ANYONE, but YOU don't KNOW what REALLY happened, DO you ?

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Anyone who can't handle this kind of work should not be around the elderly.

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@Vince Black

Some of these old folks can be really ratty to the staff and make their lives hell. Can’t blame the worker for snapping. A stable condition after having your ear lobe pulled? I should think so

A lot of old people are dealing with mental illnesses and some have never been treated or haven't been treated for a long time. They can be difficult. When your body and minds start to fade, it's difficult to continue being you.

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Abbey

it's hardly news ..Sure the old guy will be fine.

Don't say that! You have NO IDEA what the victims go through after the incident. It needs to be shared with the public to bring awareness to the families of people in these facilities so they can be diligent and keep a closer eye to their loved elders.

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