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Family of abused 99-year-old patient takes action, while nursing organization defends itself

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11 ) – It is evidence we very rarely even see: alleged neglect and abuse all caught on home surveillance cameras.

99-year-old Peter Mazza passed away in June. His family says from complications he suffered as a result of injuries he received at the hands of some of these aides.

They’re now going after Visiting Nurse Services of New York and Partners in Care. The group’s responsible for supplying what appears to be incompetent 24-hour help.

The Mazza’s say they trusted the system, but it failed them. Now they want to make sure it never happens to another family.

“We were ignored.  It was a full time job calling peole trying to get help for my father, dealing with these agencies,” said Carol Ann Love, Mazza’s daughter. “I think they need to revamp their whole system.”

“The public’s access to complaints about aides and the people who are  being sent to the homes of the elderly,” John Dalli, an attorney for the Mazza family, said. “At this point in time, there’s no way for public to access complaints.”

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