The alleged beating was originally reported by The Gainesville Sun. It occurred in a common area of a secured unit, and at the time of the incident there were no staff members present, law enforcement officials said. According to official reports, no one had been assigned to monitor the unit's video surveillance camera.
Staff members arrived after the beating had ended, CNN reported. The elderly resident was hospitalized with bruising and swelling to his face, along with hip pain, according to a police report.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration on Saturday implemented an emergency suspension of Good Samaritan, the Sun reported. The AHCA had placed a moratorium on admissions earlier in the month after a resident fell, hit her head and died in November.