Lafayette

Mar 4, 2013 11:56 PM by Steven Albritton

Family Alleges Abuse At Nursing Home

A potential case of abuse is under investigation by police at a Lafayette nursing home. 93 year-old Chester Isaac "Pee-Wee" Broussard was a famed accordion player in his day and a member of The Acadian Museum's "Order of Living Legends." Now, he's confined to his bed at a Lafayette nursing home. His family is suspicious of injuries he's had over the past few months. They took photos of the injuries which included bruising of the arms, a black eye and a bloody nose.

"They said he might have fallen. I said no way because if he had fallen they would have had to get him up because he can't maneuver at all. He can't get himself up he can't do anything," Chester's daughter Betty Broussard said.

Broussard's family believes someone at the nursing home is responsible for his injuries. KATC is not identifying the nursing home at this time because charges have not been filed. The family is still searching for answers.

"It's hard to put into words because this is your father. My dad's 93 years-old. You put him in there so they can give him the care that you can't give them around the clock and then you see this and there's no words that can tell you how you feel," Betty Broussard said."

The family says, at this time, Chester is doing a little better each day. KATC spoke with an employee at the nursing home in question, but she declined comment under the advice of their legal team.

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