77-year-old veteran with dementia punched in the face by employee at state-run Veterans Home
A 77-year-old veteran with dementia who was living in a state-run home for war veterans in East Feliciana Parish was punched in the face and hospitalized by an employee who has since been fired.
The Veterans Home did not notify the family or transport the veteran to a hospital until three days after the incident, and family members say they're outraged by the lapse.
Wilton Craft, a veteran of the U.S. Army's 6th Special Forces Group, has lived at the Jackson Veterans Home for almost three years, said his daughter Tammie Faul, a Baton Rouge resident.
Faul said she got a call on May 1 notifying her that her father was being taken to the hospital. She said staff told her he was brought to the hospital because of swelling feet and because his "eye was leaking" and they wanted him to see a neurologist.