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Nursing home worker arrested over death of 81-year-old resident claims he ‘got fed up’


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 54-year-old nursing care worker on suspicion of causing bodily injury resulting in death after he punched an 81-year-old male resident in the face at a care home in August.

Police said Kaoru Fukuzawa, an employee at Care Home Hanabatake, has admitted to assaulting Eiji Kubo while he was receiving lunch in his room on the facility’s fifth floor at around noon on Aug 19, Kyodo News reported. 

Police quoted Fukuzawa as saying, “I was helping him with his lunch but he kept pinching my right thigh, which made me angry. I got fed up and punched him hard once near his left eye.”

Kubo lost consciousness and failed to wake up the next morning. He was taken to hospital where he died due to acute subdural hematoma.

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Terrible. Should have found another job.

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You got fed up with a job you obviously are not meant to be doing? quit.

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Bad pay plus bad conditions equals bad staff.

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BigPT Wrote oday 08:42 pm JST

Bad pay plus bad conditions equals bad staff

No matter what kind of job and conditions, there will always be those that do and those that don't do their job properly...

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Minimum 10 years in prison, you vile waste of space.

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Working with dementia patients needs special training.

Combine no training and minimum wage,

and then air out the results.

There is training involved in many jobs, why not this one?

Or is it easier to say, what an evil person, he got punched once too often

while trying to do his job, and reacted.

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Recently there was a report on the news about care givers being assaulted by patients at group homes, especially those suffering dementia and Alzheimer's and I'll tell you it takes a strong person to put up with the kind of abuse some of these care workers take. I don't condone what he did, but it is a terrible situation for all.

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Why is a person like this working in aged care in the first place?

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Whenever you get fed-up with someone, go home and not assault the person.

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