INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A home care services provider has fired three workers from an Indianapolis group home after police say they intentionally locked out a partially dressed developmentally disabled resident in the cold.
WRTV-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/SNHvOQ ) that Louisville, Ky.-based ResCare HomeCare fired the three from the group home on the Indianapolis east side.
The company notified Indianapolis police last weekend of the dismissals, triggering an abuse and neglect investigation. Neighbors told officers they saw a 47-year-old male resident with no shirt on who appeared to be locked out and staff refused to allow him in.
ResCare spokeswoman Nel Taylor says once the company learned of the incident, it notified police and Adult Protective Services. She says it "has a zero-tolerance policy against any real or perceived form of abuse, neglect or exploitation."